A New Year’s Message From Hal Richman

To The Strat-O-Matic Community,

Thank you for making the past year an incredible journey through the world of Strat-O-Matic.

As we step into 2024, I extend my heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering passion and commitment. Your enthusiasm propels us forward, and we’re thrilled to share these exciting developments out of Glen Head.

Unveiling New Seasons:

Diving right in: the unveiling of two remarkable seasons – the captivating 2023 season and the iconic 1984 season, now updated for all current Super Advanced features. Designed with Strat-O-Matic’s unparalleled statistical accuracy, these cards will encapsulate the unforgettable moments that defined these extraordinary seasons.

2023 Season Highlights:

Witness history unfold as Texas clinches its first championship, marking a momentous occasion for fans and players alike. The stolen base returns to the forefront, injecting a thrilling dynamic into the game. Shohei Ohtani’s mastery takes center stage, showcasing brilliance both at the plate and on the mound. Ronald Acuna’s MVP performance sets a new standard with a .337 batting average, 41 homers, and an astonishing 73 stolen bases.

1984 Season Highlights

Relive the magic of the 1984 season – The Tigers wire-to-wire domination, Dwight Gooden’s dazzling rookie debut, Tony Gwynn’s first batting title – or rewrite history your way.

Exciting Releases:

This February, we will introduce the 1920’s Diamond Gems card set, bringing legendary players from baseball’s golden era to life. On Windows, stay tuned for the release of the 2024 Hall of Fame, the brand new 1913 and 1941 Negro League seasons, 2024 Baseball Daily, and the Career Historical Rosters updated through 2023. The Winter Newsletter will reveal even more new players coming your way in February.

Introducing Baseball Max:

We’re thrilled to announce the release of Baseball Max, a groundbreaking addition to the Strat-O-Matic family. Dive into a gaming experience like never before, exploring the history of baseball from any platform on any internet-connected device. Play through Exhibition Games, As-Played Historical Leagues, Draft Leagues, All-Star Games and more!

Thank you to the thousands of users who applied to become a tester to the BETA version of Baseball Max. If you haven’t yet signed up but would like to, please add your name to the waiting list today! CLICK HERE 

We are working through all the amazing feedback we’ve received to correct problems and improve the game before its official launch. Once all the kinks are worked out, we’ll work to add new features such as on-screen dice rolls and showing card images on the gameplay screen. Development of Baseball Max will continue, with updates, upgrades and improvements planned even after the official release.

Official Strat-O-Matic Clubs:

In 2023, we proudly launched 17 official Strat-O-Matic Clubs. In 2024, we’ll continue to work to create new clubs throughout the country – already 15 additional clubs are currently in the process of getting started. Enjoy your favorite Strat board games in person in thrilling head-to-head competition as these clubs meet at least once a month in public locations. Explore a club near you or consider starting a new one today! CLICK HERE

Important Dates for 2024 Baseball Pre-Order and Release Season:

Mid-January: Baseball Ratings Guide Released

February 7th: Pre-Orders Begin. Opening Day orders can once again be placed online during pre-orders through February 14th.

February 16th: Strat-O-Matic Opening Day

February 20th: New Baseball Products Begin to Ship. New Windows Products Released

Late February/Early March: The 2023 season launches on Baseball 365

Please note, the Strat-O-Matic headquarters in Glen Head will be closed to the public, without exception, from 2/20/24 to 3/4/24.

I want to express my deepest gratitude for your continued support. Here’s to a year filled with unforgettable moments both on and off the virtual field.


-Hal Richman

Chairman and Founder

5 Replies to “A New Year’s Message From Hal Richman”

  1. David says:

    Happy New Year Hal and to all in Glen Head.
    You just made my New Year with your anouncement today.
    Thank you so much for your great products!

  2. butch.haber says:

    Happy New Year!! Opening Day Will Be On My 71st Birthday, Feb. 16th, 2024 Will Be 52 Years Of Strat For Me!! Board Game Only For Me!! I Would Have Preferred 1932, Or 1952 Past Seasons As These Have Not Yet Been Done, Or 1915, And 1918 Seasons From The Deadball Era With Babe Ruth Pitching, And 1919 Cincy Reds To Play The 1919 “Black” Sox!! I (We) Already Have 1984, But Will ALWAYS Be Loyal To SOM!! Replies?

  3. rickcincy says:

    Thank you, Hal (and the assistance of your great staff) for all the joy you have given me since 1963. SOM Baseball brings more smiles to my face than anything, next to my love for my Lord Jesus and my precious wife! Please consider re-issuing the awesome 1930 season in advance formats, which features the finest season of many MLB players, such as Hack Wilson, Chuck Klein, and Al Simmons.

  4. Earl Christensen says:

    Please 1970 season for 2025

    Earl Christensen

  5. tpdeharts says:

    Happy New Year Hal Richman & team in Glen Head.

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