Nolan Ryan Strat-O-Matic No-Hitter Video from 1992

I got a real kick out of this video. There’s nothing like being with a group of your friends, having honest-to-goodness fun. This video was shot (on VHS, I presume) in 1992 at the “I-75 Strat-O-Matic League” convention. Jamie Turner, manager of the Tropical Heat, has the pleasure of getting a no-hit, no run performance from Nolan Ryan versus the Ansbach Angels, who are managed by Steve Hart. Watch and enjoy as the drama unfolds; the video begins with 6 outs left to roll. I’ve mentioned it plenty of times, but it remains true: I’ve never rolled a Strat no-hitter. … Continue reading

Current Tabletop Sports Projects

These are the projects I’m currently working on, or planning to start within the next month: click on the list to see it at full size As I review this list, it occurs to me that I really want to try some other sports besides baseball and soccer.  I would love a great football game.  I might give APBA Football a shot. What other games am I missing out on?

NL Cy Young Award Race – 5/30/1985

We’ve reached the end of May, 1985. The good players and the best teams are starting to separate themselves from the pack. After 11 Starts (averaging over 8 IP per start), Dwight Gooden is third in the league with a 1.93 ERA despite a pedestrian 5-5 record. Super Hal still likes Tom Browning for the Cy Young so far, though Fernando is gaining a little support. as always, click on the charts below to see them a little larger Division races are starting to take shape now, too. I’ve watched other 1985 Strat-o-Matic replays and the Cubs seem to consistently … Continue reading

1985 NL Cy Young Race – 5/19/1985

NL ERA Leaders through the afternoon of May 19, 1985.  Fernando will make his 9th start later tonight.  So far, the computer has Dennis Eckersley in the lead for the award. Gooden, Valenzuela, and Tudor’s starts are all being played with Cards & Dice and manually entered into Strat-o-matic version 15.  All other games in the National League are being auto-played. click on the chart below to enlarge

1985 NL Cy Young Race – Update

Through April 27th, 1985, here are the stats for each of the three Cy Young candidates I’m following (Fernando Valenzuela, Dwight Gooden, John Tudor).  Actual full season stats in white, replay stats (so-far) in cyan. All starts by these three pitchers have been played with cards & dice (1985 Strat-o-Matic basic w/advanced features) and manually input into Strat-o-Matic (v15) for stat-keeping.  I’m replaying only the starts of these three pitchers and autoplaying the rest of the games of the 1985 NL season.  Here are the standings so far: It sure is fun to see some of the names I hadn’t … Continue reading