Steve Barkan

Steve Barkan was one of the company’s earliest employees, back to the 1960s, and remained on the job, tirelessly, until his retirement at the end of 2013. He had many roles but is best known for his ground-breaking research that fueled Strat-O-Matic’s classic baseball seasons, beginning with the 1956 season in 1982. It was Steve’s research, by poring through every box score for the season, that enabled accurate lefty/righty splits, strikeouts, and caught stealing numbers among others. Besides baseball, Steve was responsible for the hockey game each year as well as work on basketball and football.