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February 21, 2021

Incredible Tabletop Baseball Game

Sabertooth Baseball

It’s been 30+ years in the making! When the creators of the PiRate Ratings decided to create the best tabletop game on the market and then supply it as an email to the consumer game at a discount rate, it was not a spur of the moment task.

We’ve been playing an advanced statistics baseball game on the PiRate ship for many years. What started as a simple (free) alternative to the $50 to $100 games in the 1970s evolved into a game that others believe is superior to them all. Our game has options that no other publicly marketed game includes. Additionally, when you purchase other baseball games, you get a single season set where the last place team is not very fun to play, because, well–they stink! Rather than play the 100-win champion against the 100-loss last place team, what if every team in the game was great? That’s what we have done with this introductory set. Look at the teams you get with this game.

TeamYearThe Fun
White Sox19204, 20-game winners plus Shoeless Joe Jackson and Eddie Collins. Lost pennant in final day after scandal
Browns1922Should have won the AL pennant. George Sisler hit .422 and Ken Williams became the new Babe Ruth
Senators1924Walter Johnson led the DC team to its only world title until the Nationals did it in 2019.
Yankees1927The best ever with Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Earle Combs, Tony Lazzeri, Waite Hoyt–can anybody beat them?
Athletics1929Lefty Grove leads a stellar pitching staff. Al Simmons, Mickey Cochran, and Jimmie Foxx smack it hard
Tigers1935The Big Blue Machine! Hank Greenberg, Charlie Gehringer, and Mickey Cochrane with good pitching too
Red Sox1946Ted Williams, Dom Dimaggio, Bobby Doerr, and Johnny Pesky lead a poweful offense that won 104 games
Indians1948The last Cleveland title featured Bob Lemon, Bob Feller, Larry Doby, Al Rosen, and an old guy named Satchel
Giants1922John McGraw’s best team after the Dead Ball era with a roster full of lumbermen
Pirates1925A scrappy team of contact hitters with speed and just enough pitching to win high-scoring games
Cubs1935This team had it all except a World Series title. The last Cubs team to win 100 games until the 2016 title
Reds1940Pitching and defense took this team to 101 wins and a world series title playing small ball
Cardinals1942Stan Musial and Enos Slaughter lead a team that won 70 of their final 91 and 38 of their final 44 games
Braves1948Spahn and Sain and pray for rain added additonal pitching to go with a brilliant on-base average offense
Phillies1950The Whiz Kids with Robin Roberts, Curt Simmons, and the first super ace in Jim Konstanty
Dodgers1953The Boys of Summer with Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Roy Campanella and Carl Furillo

You will have to pay from $50 to $100 for most advanced strategy games that actually somewhat simulate baseball reality. There are many cheaper games that include little realistic strategy. We give you the best of both worlds. This game will retail for $8 per set and will come to your email address in zip files, where you will print the cards, charts, and rules. All you need to supply are 3, 10-sided dice of different sizes or colors, 1, 6-sided die, and 45 minutes to an hour of your time.

And, how much will this game cost you? Less than $10! The retail price for this game will eventually be $8 per set once the second set has been made and ready for sale.

We are offering this game as an Opening Day Special at just $7, or about 1/10 of what some of the popular board games will cost you.

If you like fancy graphics, colorful pictures, and less strategy, then honestly this game isn’t for you. But, if you are like so many of our subscribers to the PiRate Ratings, this game is going to reward you with advanced strategies you will not see in other games. Luck isn’t going to give you the upper hand over time. Picking the best strategy for your roster, your ballpark, your weather conditions, and your opponent are the keys.

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