( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2020-04-08 18:45:26 )
While millions of baseball fans eagerly await the return of the sport to the field, many are turning to other means of satisfying their need to stay connected to the national pastime. At the top of the lineup is Strat-O-Matic
(www.strat-o-matic.com), the market leader in sports simulations, which today revealed that interest in its baseball platforms is greater than ever, spurred in part by its simulation project, which plays out the 2020 schedule and announcing results, standings, leaders and even transactions daily at www.strat-o-matic.com/2020-season-simulation/.
The increased interest is reflected in sales, traffic and social numbers, all on the upswing. Board and Windows games, digital platform Strat-O-Matic
Baseball 365, Website traffic, new users and social media have all seen significant boosts over comparable time periods as fans continue to satiate their thirst for baseball, Strat-O-Matic
style, connecting with the game and each other across all of these areas.
by the numbers highlights include:
Baseball Board and Windows platform sales from March 15-31, 2020, are more than 50% higher compared to the same time period in 2019
Baseball Board game product sales are more than 60% higher comparing second half of March 2020 to first half of March 2020
Baseball Windows platform sales are more than 45% higher comparing second half of March 2020 to first half of March 2020
New Members on Strat-O-Matic
Baseball 365 are more than 75% higher between March 17-31, 2020, compared to the same time period in 2019
Traffic on Strat-O-Matic
com from March 27, 2020, was 472% higher compared to March 27, 2019
Since MLB’s scheduled March 26 Opening Day, traffic on Strat-O-Matic
com has been 380% higher compared to the same time frame of 2019
Since MLB’s scheduled March 26 Opening Day, new users on Strat-O-Matic
com have been 781% higher compared to the same time frame of 2019
“Fans are missing baseball on the field, but we’re honored that they are turning to Strat-O-Matic
in record numbers to help fill that need,” said Hal Richman, Strat-O-Matic
founder. “We have heard from many who have been long-time Strat-O-Matic
players breaking out their decades-old games from the attic and updating to some of our newer products. We couldn’t be prouder to be leading the way in keeping fans engaged in the sport.”
was invented by 11-year-old Hal Richman in his bedroom in Great Neck, N.Y. 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 www.strat-o-matic.com, 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: www.strat-o-matic.com.