No Baseball? Strat-O-Matic Has Fans Covered With Regular Season Simulation Beginning Opening Day

Fans to Help Decide Teams For Top Available Free Agents

GLEN HEAD, N.Y., March 7, 2022—While there may be no baseball on the field this spring
until owners and players settle their differences, fans don’t have to go without their favorite sport
come Opening Day. Strat-O-Matic (@StratOMatic), the market leader in sports simulation,
today announced it will provide daily simulations of scheduled games beginning on Thursday,
March 31, which was to be the date of the first contests across the league. Those following
@StratOMatic on Twitter will help determine the team assignments for notable remaining free
agents during the week of March 21-25.

Strat-O-Matic, which performed a simulation of games during the COVID-19 shortened 2020
season, will publish the results daily on its Website at as well as
through its various social media channels. These simulations have proven to be extremely
accurate, with Atlanta’s 2021 baseball championship predicted in the preseason simulation and
Los Angeles’s football title nearly matching the exact score and closely approximating statistics
for top stars Matt Stafford and Cooper Kupp as the most recent examples.

“We are hopeful that the season will get underway soon, but in the meantime, we have fans
covered,” said Hal Richman, Strat-O-Matic founder. “Fans absolutely loved how we kept their
baseball juices flowing with the simulation when play was suspended in 2020, and we hope that
this keeps them ready for when the players are back on the field.”

Strat-O-Matic, which celebrated its 60th anniversary last year, had its own annual “Opening
Day” in February, and although it again couldn’t be held in person, thousands of fans celebrated
the arrival of the new cards based on the 2021 season statistics as well as various newly
formulated sets depicting the 1986 and 1947 seasons, the latter just in time to celebrate the
75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut.

About Strat-O-Matic
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,
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:


One Reply to “No Baseball? Strat-O-Matic Has Fans Covered With Regular Season Simulation Beginning Opening Day”

  1. butch.haber says:

    God Bless SOM!!

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