Strat-O-Matic To Simulate 2020 Baseball Season Daily Beginning Opening Day March 26; Fans Can Help Select Lineups, Pitchers
Computer Managers To Play Out Each Game Via Strat-O-Matic Baseball Daily Until Game Returns To The Field
GLEN HEAD, N.Y., March 19, 2020—Can the Mets’ Pete Alonso better his rookie record 53 homers in 2020? Will the Angels’ Mike Trout again prove he’s the best in the game? What will Mookie Betts do in a Dodgers’ uniform? While the baseball season, along with the rest of the sports world, is on hold, Strat-O-Matic (www.strat-o-matic.com), the market leader in sports simulations, will help fans keep rooting for their favorite players and teams until they get back onto big league fields by playing out the 2020 campaign daily. It all starts with the slate of 15 Opening Day games as originally scheduled on Thursday, March 26.
Using its innovative Baseball Daily product powered by its unmatched realism in calculating player ratings, Strat-O-Matic will allow fans, media and former players to help select the day’s pitchers and lineups, as well as follow the action via www.strat-o-matic.com and on its various active social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Each afternoon at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT, Strat-O-Matic will announce the results, standings, statistics and key game highlights from that day’s scheduled contests through the website, social channels and multimedia presentations.
“Like all baseball fans, we are disappointed that the season won’t be starting on time, but we hope this day-by-day simulation will provide a fun, viable substitute for the time being,” said Hal Richman, Strat-O-Matic founder. “And since fans have always enjoyed the control that playing Strat-O-Matic gives them, we are enlisting their help in picking the lineups and pitchers we use in the simulation. Although we don’t know how the year will unfold, there is no other game that fans trust more than Strat-O-Matic for the most accurate and realistic action, and we can’t wait to get the games started next week.”
Fans with questions about any facet of the daily simulation can contact Strat-O-Matic at email@example.com.
Strat-O-Matic was invented by 11-year-old Hal Richman in his bedroom in Great Neck, N.Y. 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.
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