STRAT-O-MATIC SIMULATES INAUGURAL MLB WILD CARD PLAYOFF ROUND
Atlanta, Baltimore advance to Divisional Series
GLEN HEAD, N.Y., Oct. 5, 2012 – According to a Strat-O-Matic Media, LLC simulation, the Atlanta Braves and Baltimore Orioles will be moving on to the Divisional Series of this year’s MLB Postseason.
In the National League simulation, Atlanta won its 24th consecutive game started by Kris Medlen, as the right hander pitched 7.2 dominant innings, allowing just one earned run on six hits, with zero walks and nine strikeouts in a 3-1 victory. Atlanta scored all three of its runs in the third inning on a solo homerun by Chipper Jones, and a two-run homer by Dan Uggla. Kyle Lohse was the losing pitcher for St. Louis, allowing three earned runs in five innings pitched.
In the American League simulation, Baltimore upset the two-time defending American League Champions by the score of 7-3, led by two Chris Davis long balls and a strong effort from its bullpen. Baltimore’s relievers combined to pitch 6.1 innings, allowing just one earned run. Davis (twice), Adam Jones and Manny Machado all homered for Baltimore. Mike Napoli went deep for Texas in the loss.
Complete box scores and statistics from the two games are available on the Company’s website at www.strat-o-matic.com.
Strat-O-Matic recently simulated a seven game series between the 2012 USA Men’s Olympic Basketball Team and the 1992 Dream Team. Last year, the Company ran a daily simulation of every single basketball game that was cancelled during the 2011 NBA Lockout. The simulation also accurately predicted the four conference finals teams, as well as Miami to beat Oklahoma City in the championship, before the season started.
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 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 is the leading producer of 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. Recently, the Company released Strat-O-Matic Negro Leagues, the first sports simulation game to accurately reflect more than 100 Negro League players who never had the chance to show their skills in the major leagues. In June of 2012, two Strat-O-Matic Fanatics set a Guinness World Record by playing continuous games of the Strat-O-Baseball board game for 61 hours and 2 minutes, demonstrating the extreme playability and ultimate enjoyment of Strat-O-Matic games.
The Company has a loyal celebrity following including a bevy of sportscasters and sports journalists such as Bob Costas, Buzz Bissinger, Jon Miller, former MLB’ers Keith Hernandez, Doug Glanville, Cal Ripken; and sports super fans including Bryant Gumbel, Tim Robbins, Drew Carey and Spike Lee. More information is available at: www.strat-o-matic.com.