Managing to Win: The Strat-O-Matic Baseball Documentary Trailer

Published on Jan 26, 2016

MANAGING TO WIN is an hour-long documentary film that tells the story of Hal Richman and his life’s journey in creating and sustaining the Strat-O-Matic Game Company, a fixture in the sports world for over 50 years. The documentary focuses both on Hal’s upbringing as well as the history of the Company, giving viewers an inside look at both the Company’s and Hal’s struggles, how Strat-O-Matic turned the corner to become a huge success, and what goes on behind the scenes to create the games each year.

Trailer produced by Netta-Lee Lax

Music by Ronald Bacardi


No word yet on an official release date, nor how the film will be distributed. Let’s hope it will be available via streaming channels like Netflix, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, and/or YouTube.

Strat’s documentary comes about twenty years later than the documentary film on the topic of their biggest competitor: APBA Baseball. Though it’s broken up into a bunch of sections – which isn’t ideal for viewing – Of Dice and Men is available in it’s entirety to stream for free online. CLICK HERE to watch the APBA documentary at the Zack Handbook site, where volunteers are doing a commendable job at preserving the rich history of the APBA Game Co.

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2 Comments

  1. Please put it out on DVD. I Need it To make My Stratomatic Baseball Heaven Complete. Thx.

  2. I wouldn’t bet on them releasing it on Netflix or Amazon video, but it looks pretty professionally done so we’ll see. Two of our ’34 managers (Tim Lemke and Scott Simkus) can be seen in a few of those shots at Strat’s 50th birthday event in New York. I was there too somewhere, taking notes for a Huffington Post article, so looking forward to watching this…

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