Strat-O-Matic Accurately Simulates 2018 World Series

The Boston Red Sox Win the 2018 World Series in 5 Games
Strat-O-Matic Media, LLC’s 2018 World Series Simulation accurately predicts the Red Sox winning in 5.
Glen Head, NY – October 29, 2018- Each year, Strat-O-Matic Media, LLC performs a World Series Simulation prior to Game 1 using the Company’s innovative Baseball Daily product. For the second consecutive year, Strat-O-Matic was able to correctly predict the series winner and number of games. This includes Boston’s Game 1 win with Clayton Kershaw’s early exit, LA’s Game 2 lead erased by J.D. Martinez and Boston’s series’ clinching Game 5 win built by homers from Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez and a Red Sox player getting the team’s first playoff 2-Home Run game since Rico Petrocelli in 1967.
Strat is proud to have correctly picked the Red Sox in 5; adding to the 2018 Wild Card Game correct predictions and last year’s Astros 7 Game World Series win.
Strat-O-Matic Simulation highlights:
•         Picked the Red Sox in 5
•         Game 1 Red Sox win by knocking out Kershaw early
•         Matt Kemp early RBI for LA in Game 2
•         Dodgers bullpen loses Game 2 lead with Martinez 2-run single in the 5th
•         3-2 score in Game 3
•         Four Red Sox homers power their way to the clinching Game 5 win
•         David Freese Game 5 home run in losing effort
·         Team ERAs right on (sim/actual) BOS- 2.55/2.86 LA- 4.85/4.60
About Strat-O-Matic
Strat-O-Matic was invented by 11-year-old Hal Richman in his bedroom in Great Neck, NY 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:

4 Replies to “Strat-O-Matic Accurately Simulates 2018 World Series”

  1. James Miller says:

    Been playing S-O-M since 1979 (as a 13 yr old). Nothing compares. All four sports. I strongly suggest playing the board games before their computer versions – it gives the player great insight into how and why the games are so accurate. Strongly suggested for anyone who has any interest in sports history.

  2. Brad Antone says:

    My first baseball board game was SOM back in 1967, with the 1966 season card set. Played ’em all since then and Strat is STILL the best and most realistic simulation of MLB. I’ve replayed a few seasons using Strat’s computer sim and it’s the only one I’ve played that makes me feel like I’m really managing a big league ball club.
    Thank you Hal Richman for creating SOM! I’m going to be 70 years-young on January 17, 2019 and some of the happiest moments in my lifetime have come while playing Strat-O-Matic baseball, football, basketball, or hockey. If you want to play the best then forget the rest…get Strat!

  3. Brad says:

    Received my first SOM game with the 1966 baseball card set back in November of 1967. One of my biggest regrets in life is that I didn’t find out about Strat a few years earlier! So, for the past 51 years I’ve played just about every baseball sim available, and none of them can top SOM. I’ve replayed a few seasons using the computer game and I’m currently 63 games into a 1966 Cleveland Indians replay. Honestly, Strat is the ONLY game that makes me feel like I am actually managing a big league team. It is without question the very best at simulating MLB and it’s players. There is something about Strat that ‘just feels right’. When you have a matchup like Koufax vs. Mantle, (or Koufax vs. Ruth!) Strat is as close as you are ever going to come to the real thing!
    I would also like to take a moment to thank Hal Richman for creating Strat-O-Matic. I’ll be 70 years-young on January 17, 2019, and some of the happiest moments in my lifetime have come while playing SOM baseball, football, basketball or hockey.
    If you want to play the very best then forget the rest, and get Strat-O-Matic!!

  4. maurice morales says:

    maurice m. of staten island ny i have been playing som baseball since 1980 it is the most realistic and engaging table top sports recreaion game on the market. on a scale of 1-10 i would rate som a 9.99., no beteer make it 10 keeep it going. please e mail me @ if any local som bb tournaments are coming up or call me @ maurice morales 347-576-5352

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