The Houston Astros Win the 2017 World Series in 7 Games
– JUST LIKE STRAT-O-MATIC CALLED IT.
Strat-O-Matic Media’s 2017 World Series Simulation accurately predicts the Astros winning in 7.
Glen Head, NY – November 2, 2017- Each year, Strat-O-Matic Media performs a World Series Simulation prior to Game 1 using the Company’s innovative Baseball Daily product. Despite a back-and-forth series in which some of the best pitchers of their generation took a back seat to offense, largely powered by a record number of homers, Strat-O-Matic was able to correctly predict the outcome. This includes the winner in 5 of the 7 games, with the Dodgers on top in a tough pitching matchup in Game 1, The Astros taking games 2 and 3, LA winning game 6 and the ‘Stros closing it out on the road in 7.
Given what a wild, homerun-charged series it was, Strat is proud to have correctly picked the Astros in 7.
Strat-O-Matic Simulation highlights:
• Picked the Astros in 7
• Game 1 pitcher’s duel with LA winning on 2 home runs
• Springer breaks out in Game 2 as Astros hit 4 HR total, 2 off Josh Fields
• Both bullpens blow leads in Game 5
• Astros cruise through Game 7, scoring two runs in first on crucial double and error
• Morton/Peacock leads HOU staff in ERA
• Bregman/Correa/Springer each have multiple HR in series
• LA team stats right on (sim/actual): BA .212/.205, OPS .685/.683, ERA 4.57/ 4.45
Strat-O-Matic was invented by 11-year-old Hal Richman in his bedroom in Great Neck, NY in 1948 as a result of his frustration with the statistical randomness of other baseball board games. He discovered that the statistical predictability of dice would give his game the realism he craved. Over the next decade, he perfected the game at summer camp and then as a student at Bucknell University. After producing All-Star sets in 1961 and ‘62, he parlayed a $5,000 loan from his father (and made a deal that if it didn’t work out he would work for his father’s insurance company) into the original 1962 Strat-O-Matic Baseball season game. Needless to say, Hal never had to take a job with his father.
Strat-O-Matic, based in Glen Head, NY and on the Internet at www.strat-o-matic.com, manufactures the top selling sports board games and realism/stats sports digital games. The Company publishes baseball, football, basketball and hockey games to play both on and off your computer and mobile screens. “Strat-O” games are known throughout the sports community for their statistical realism and accuracy. The Company has the world’s greatest sports game stat libraries with top-of-the-line seasons dating back to the early 1900’s. At the start of the 2016 MLB season, Strat-O-Matic introduced Baseball Daily, its first product featuring digital player cards that update every day to reflect real life current player performance as the season progresses.
The Company has a loyal celebrity following including a bevy of sports broadcasters such as Bob Costas, Jon Miller and Dan Shulman, former MLB’ers Keith Hernandez, Doug Glanville and Cal Ripken Jr., and sports super fans including Drew Carey, Ben Bernanke, Bryant Gumbel, Spike Lee and Tim Robbins. More information is available at: www.strat-o-matic.com.