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Important Links. Follow Us. App Download. US UK. The realization hit me in , when I drafted my Strat-O-Matic team completely based on batting average. I got crushed. The guys who drafted based on walks and home runs were the ones who did well.
Vuch learned these lessons on his own -- ninety-nine percent of his Strat-O-Matic play has been solitaire. As a St. Louis native whose dad pulled him out of elementary school to attend Game Six of the World Series, Vuch has replayed that Cardinals-Tigers World Series several times. It took many tries for it "to turn out right, eventually. He still has his card sets from the s and '80s too, though there was a close call a few years ago. His wife was clearing out the storage area and called Vuch at spring training. Vuch thinks playing Strat-O-Matic gave him a head start on a career in real baseball: "It's like a second language -- anything learned at a young age, it becomes an advantage.
It's tough for people who come into the game to go back and learn what's important on the statistical side of it.
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Having that already, it allowed me to focus. People in the game try to distance themselves from the fantasy stuff. But Strat-O-Matic simulates baseball very well. In The Numbers Game , author Alan Schwarz cites his poll of fifty baseball executives in where he found that "exactly half had learned the game in large part by playing Strat-O-Matic as kids.
That portion will only grow.
Czarnik takes card sets on his team's spring trips to Florida. Then, during a road stop against the Reds' team in Billings, Montana, he and Al Bacosa left the team hotel on a "quest" to find a toy store with Strat-O-Matic. Six or seven of our pitchers formed a league for the rest of the summer. We played on the bus, the dice fell all over, the split cards were falling all over.
I became director of that project. At the time, Dewan was an actuary "instead of the statistics of sports, the statistics of insurance". As a gamer, Dewan had started with the fictional players in Baseball Strategy. I was a White Sox fan, and that's all they ever had.
When the UPS truck arrived with his new game, he rushed to the neighborhood schoolyard and interrupted a basketball game.
Come on. That became "every morning on my front porch. He was "Bowie Dewan," commissioner of a neighborhood league of teenagers using the season cards. He hit thirty-six homers that year in at-bats and had home runs on , , and Body Lotions Face Creams. Tents Accessories Lights Camping Bed. Billiard Fishing Toss Games.
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