2020 Baseball Game

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2020 Baseball Game
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  • Dodger Days: LA Finally Wins Another World Series
  • Pandemic Play Ball: MLB Manages 60-game Season, Despite Obstacles
  • The Best: MVPs Abreu, Freeman; Cy Youngs Bieber, Bauer
Full Summary


      A 60-game season is not what anyone had in mind but playing at all was a victory for Major League Baseball. Strat-O-Matic’s re-creation of this unique season offers many opportunities for gamers:

  • Test your managerial strategy with MLB’s new rules (universal DH, 3-batter minimum for relief pitchers, designated runner to begin extra innings).
  • 60-game seasons put complete replays within reach for gamers who lacked the time for 162.
  • Denied a minor-league season, many highly anticipated prospects went directly to the Major Leagues, earning their first SOM cards to enliven replays and drafts.
  • Cards for almost every player with at least 30 at-bats or 20 innings pitched.

The 2020 season created its own drama on the field. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ .717 win percentage led four teams playing at least .600 ball and conquered 34 years of frustration by winning their first World Series since 1986. They added superstar Mookie Betts to a formidable lineup and enjoyed an enviably deep pitching staff led by veteran Clayton Kershaw and young fireballers Dustin May, Julio Urias and Tony Gonsolin.

First basemen Jose Abreu of the White Sox and Freddie Freeman of the Braves slugged their way to MVP awards. Freeman was second only to Washington’s Juan Soto (1.185 OPS) among four men who topped 1.000 in OPS. The Yankees’ Luke Voit needed only 60 games to crush 22 HR (Abreu was second with 19 and first with 60 RBIs).Teammate D.J. Lemahieu won his second batting title at .364. The amazing 21-year-old Soto did a Ted Williams imitation by leading MLB with .490 OBP and .695 slugging.

Cleveland’s Shane Bieber was the unanimous choice for the American League Cy Young after leading MLB in wins (8-1), ERA (1.63), strikeouts (122) and an eye-popping 14.2 K/9 innings. He had plenty of company:10 starting pitchers exceeded 11 K/9. Atlanta’s Adam Fried went 7-0. The Cubs’ Yu Darvish was 8-3, 2.01. Cincinnati’s Trevor Bauer won the NL Cy Young with a 1.73 ERA and a stifling 0.795 WHIP.

27 cards per team plus 27-card mixed player group. 288 additional players available – See Products List

Two-sided cards for basic, advanced and super-advanced play