Baseball Enemies Cards
- The greatest rivalries come to life in this unprecedented Strat-O-Matic card set
- Boston/New York, Chicago/St. Louis, Los Angeles/San Francisco
- Players are carded for their statistics only against their rival
In this unique product, Strat-O-Matic has released a card set that even bitter rivals can enjoy together. This Baseball Enemies set includes three of baseball’s fiercest rivalries with franchise teams designed specifically for their opponent.
Boston vs. New York
Chicago vs. St. Louis
Los Angeles/Brooklyn vs. San Francisco/New York
The cards included in this set have been created using only their stats with their carded team against their number 1 ‘enemy’. Although these Franchise teams use players from throughout history, players were chosen for their statistics against the rival team and not for their career numbers. Stars and franchise icons are represented throughout the set that includes players such as Ted Williams, Manny Ramirez, Babe Ruth, Derek Jeter, Ernie Banks, Hack Wilson, Bob Gibson, Rogers Hornsby, Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, and Barry Bonds!
Each player was created using their statistics against their rival. Only players with a representative sample of plate appearances or innings pitched were used. Many of the players included in this set actually had much more than a full season’s worth of games against their opponent! The statistics on the bottom of the card are each player’s stats pro-rated to a full season of playing time. All hitters displayed statistics are pro-rated to 150 games. Starting pitchers are pro-rated to 32 games while relievers and pitchers who both start and relieve are given a full season based on their actual usage in their career.
LEFTY/RIGHTY SPLITS & FIELDING RATINGS
Lefty/righty split statistics in this set are created from their career numbers. These career numbers are then applied to the statistics they had against their rival. Fielding ratings are taken as a representation of the player’s career with the team they are carded with. Error ratings have been normalized so the all players are on an equal playing field. Old-time players would then never be able to compete against the modern players because they played in an era where, due to terrible field conditions and poor equipment, errors were many times more likely to be committed.
The set includes 162 player cards, 27 on each team. The player cards feature statistics based on their career stats with their carded team against their rival.