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1960
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2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 − 90 minutes
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10 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Baseball Strategy
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The two players select their lineups from imaginary players or actual players by converting their stats to the game's parameters. (This is easily done from mlb.com on the net.)

The Defensive team is the manager and catcher, selecting pitch types (Fast Ball, Off Speed, Pitch out, etc. )to get batters out.

Offensive managers and batters must then select a type of offense/ball in play strategy (Steal, Bunt, Hit and Run, Long Ball, etc.)The defensive team commits first with a "Pitch" card. The offensive team then orally calls its strategy. The results of the two choices are found by cross indexing them on a result matrix table. This is classic matrix game theory where one player is trying to minimize his opponent's results while maximizing his own.

Players can decide on the size of ballpark before the game.
There are rules for series play in order to give proper rest to pitchers. The game even has injury possibilities.

Great baseball action.

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from The Avalon Hill Company History, 1980

Baseball Strategy (1962) Revised 1973, 1977, 1980
Prior existing published design redesigned by Avalon Hill
Designed by Tom Shaw

Always the weaker sister of the two, BASEBALL STRATEGY has nonetheless continued to evolve through four editions into a constantly more realistic game while maintaining its emphasis on competitive playing mechanics.


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This Excel spreadsheet includes charts to allow you to play solo. Play decisions are made for both batting and pitching, so you don't have to switch sides to play. You will have to make the pitcher selections for both teams, as well as changes in line-ups as the game proceeds. It is designed for use with the original Defense Chart, not for the infield/outfield variant, but the newer player cards with individual power ratings can be used. You will need a 20 sided die. I would say it presents a player of average skill. Some of it may be predictable, but I would be glad to hear what you think of the "strategies" used, either in general or in specific situations. Thanks. You may find it easier to work with it by printing out the various charts and referring to them as hard copy....
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