A New Year’s Message From Hal Richman

To The Strat-O-Matic Community,

        Thank you for another fantastic year of Strat-O-Matic.

        We have a stellar Strat year ahead, with exciting announcements and new products coming your way.

        Let’s get right to the new baseball seasons. Of course, the 2022 Season will be released, featuring Aaron Judge’s historic 62 homeruns, Justin Verlander’s dominance after missing two seasons, and a 106-win Houston team that swept through the ALDS and ALCS before topping Philadelphia in six games.

        In addition to the 2022 Season, the 1976 Season will also be released for Cards and Windows. This season, last released 45 years ago, has been re-created to include all current Super Advanced features.

        A new 1940’s Diamond Gems (cards only) and the 2023 Hall of Fame (Cards and Windows) will accompany the two new full seasons. New Windows only products will include the 1946 Negro League Season, Career Historical through 2022, and the Japanese Stars Roster – a collection of the greatest players in Japan’s baseball history.

        There has been much demand from the Strat Community for collectible versions of our products. With that in mind, we are thrilled to announce the debut of the Strat-O-Matic Collectibles Series. The first product from this initiative will be an exciting, brand-new card set that will debut this February. This visually striking product is a limited-edition printed card set of the 2022 season with an all-black background and white text. The set will be numbered, shrink-wrapped in a box including a roster and ballpark sheet, also in all-black with white text. Only 400 of this set will be produced. Once they are gone, they are gone. This set will never be reprinted in this format. Get ready for Strat-O-Matic Black!

        In other exciting news – Opening Day is back! On February 17th, Opening Day will return to Glen Head, NY, for the first time in three years as new products will be released early to those who attend. With the return of Opening Day, Strat-O-Matic is excited to announce the creation of the official Strat-O-Matic Hall of Fame. The inaugural class will be inducted at Opening Day, with names to be announced by the end of January. This class of six people are significant contributors to the Strat-O-Matic Community over the past 62 years. In addition to the Strat-O-Matic Hall of Fame Induction, there is a bonus for those who make it to Strat HQ before noon on Opening Day! Everyone in line will be entered into a raffle for one set of Strat-O-Matic Black! We will also be filming a live episode of Strat-Mat at Opening Day and other surprises. 

        Here are some Important Dates for this Baseball Pre-Order and Release Season:

• January 30th : Pre-Orders Begin
• February 17th : Strat-O-Matic Opening Day and Inaugural Strat-O-Matic Hall of Fame Induction
• February 21st : New Baseball Products Begin to Ship. New Windows Products Released
• Late February/Early March: The 2022 season launches on Baseball 365

        Please note, the Strat-O-Matic headquarters in Glen Head will be closed to the public, without exception, from 2/21/22 to 3/6/22.

        Lastly, throughout the year, Strat-O-Matic wants you to show your #STRATITUDE. Beginning with shipments of pre-order products and throughout the year as supplies last, Strat-O-Matic will include a STRATITUDE sticker along with your purchase. We encourage you to place the sticker in interesting and unexpected places. Then, either email Strat a picture of where you placed it or post the photo directly to Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram. One winner with the most inventive sticker placement will be randomly selected each month and receive a $50 Strat-O-Matic Gift Card.

        Thank you for your continued enjoyment of our games.

        Best wishes for a wonderful, happy and healthy 2023.


-Hal Richman
Chairman and Founder

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

  1. tpdeharts says:

    THANK YOU Mr HAL RICHMAN this 67 year old fan has been following your game since before my teen age years now im retierd enjoying this great game more then every THANK you again

  2. BYRONFULK says:

    Thanks Hal, your wonderful game has brought me much enjoyment over the years. May you and your family and your Strat family have a great 2023!

  3. albert p tranghese says:

    My second Xmas is the shipping of the new season and the newest historic season. I have played since 1965 and love the game, great life time hobby.

Leave a Reply