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IVAN DIAZ
Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN
Puerto Rico
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10
Apr 2006*
NEED PLAYER CARDS
2006-04-30*
Owned
Marc Gilutin
United States
Alhambra
California
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8.5
Sep 2005*
This rating represents me taking the wayback machine to the late 50's. I *loved* this game! (and remember always doing well with Hank Greenberg)
2009-02-26
Jason Locke
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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8.46
Feb 2015
69
2015-04-17
Owned
David Dawn
United States
Monroe
Michigan
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8
Mar 2006*
I have several editions of this game, from early '60's to the '70's.
2006-03-21*
Owned
Paul Schwarzenbart
United States
Reedsburg
Wisconsin
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8
Dec 2008*
Rated for what it is, not what it is not. A fun introduction for kids into the sports gaming world, A friend and I turned this game into a framework for a massive overhaul many years ago, and turned it into a simulation, with pitching and fielding ratings which are absent from the game itself. If you like the Home Run derby at the all-star game, and you like collecting the cards and conducting drafts, you can have fun with the basic game. If you don't like those things, don't buy this game. Don't expect it to be Statis-Pro or Strat-o-Matic with spinners.
2008-12-22*
Owned
Steven Bond
United States
Gulfport
Mississippi
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8
May 2014
I played tons of this as a kid, and ranks as one of my all time favorites. It's simple but loads of fun, especially if you keep track of statistics in a season type mode.
2014-11-23
Owned
Eddy Bee
United States
Marin County
California
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7
Mar 2002*
Oh boy... this game totally ate up my life when I was a young kid! I ordered all the extra player discs, and made my own leagues, and kept meticulous stats (all by hand, mind you - no such thing as a PC or calculator back then!). The simulation of batting performance was quite good, but unfortunately, pitching and defensive abilities were not factored into the game. Great fun, though!
2002-03-31*
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Stacy Whiteman
United States
San Jose
California
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7
Aug 2005*
Very random, but you can't beat the atmosphere. The new Hall of Fame edition is great to look at.
2005-08-07*
Travis Eberle
United States
Kent
Washington
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7
Sep 2006*
A decent simulation of the national pastime. Of course, I'd rather play the real thing, but I'm not very good.
2006-09-14*
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Bill the Pill
United States
Oneonta
New York
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7
Sep 2006*
7 for nostalgia. Disks only about hitters; individual pitching and fielding don't count here.
2006-09-18*
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chris andrews
United States
Michigan
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7
Oct 2009*
My father and his brothers had multiple copies of this when they were younger, and their stories of playing together made me want to try the game. Very light game, but great for younger baseball fans that aren't ready for the complexity of Strat-o-Matic.
2009-10-09
Owned
Mark Saya
United States
Los Angeles
California
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7
Jul 2012
High rating due to rich nostalgia.

We called this game "Winner-Spinner" baseball and played it to death. My brother Tom, cousin Jamie, and I formed a little three-team league and played seasons of 20 to 60(!) games every summer from about 1968 through 1977. We seemed to have a penchant for polysyllabic words when we named our teams: Tom was the Albuquerque Snake-Eyes, Jamie the Chattanooga Carpetbaggers, and I the Baton Rouge Sophisticates, all far-flung locales from our Michigan City, Indiana home.

We kept detailed box scores and compiled complete stats which, while laborious (pre-computer era, though we did use calculators), was the primary fun of playing. The luck in the game drove us all nuts sometimes--by the time the league ended, the game was battered to pieces out of frustration. But we had one hard and fast rule: you might stab your pencil through Ethan Allen's face--and believe me, he was obliterated by the time we were through--or rip the scoreboard in half (we just taped it up later, a useless thing anyway) but whatever you do, don't touch the spinners! [hundreds of plays, all decades ago]
2013-11-26
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Tom Weber
United States
Fort Wayne
Indiana
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7
Aug 2013
Good childhood memories.
2013-08-02
Owned
Bob McCleary
United States
N. Las Vegas
Nevada
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6.7
Sep 2006*
3/sets All-Star Baseball-1985 and 2/1989
2006-09-04*
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Travis Easton
United States
Casey
Illinois
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6.5
Aug 2008*
Loved this game as a kid, although now I'd want something that included factoring in the pitching.
2008-01-14*
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Wesley Williams
United States
Melrose (Rensselaer County)
New York
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6.25
Sep 2014
Over 90% of this game's results come from spinning a spinner; the only real decisions come in drafting your team and replacing the players in the batting lineup as the game dictates. Despite it being more of a simulation of a baseball game than an actual outcome based on player decision-making, there is a bit of charm in there.
2014-09-28
Owned
Ron Pfeiffer
United States
Surfside Beach
South Carolina
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6
Jan 2003*
Pretty nice introduction to the game. The pitchers are not relevant but the hitter disks statistically do match their real counterparts. The game was fun in its time.
2003-01-25*
Owned
Bob Cowden
United States
Walnut Creek
CA
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6
Dec 2003*
Have a version from the late 1960s
2003-12-07*
Owned
Chris Shaffer
United States
Portland
OR
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6
Dec 2004*
A childhood favorite. In the 1970s, we set the "modern" (1950s/1960s) players vs. the classics.
2004-12-24*
David Siskin
United States
Playa Del Rey
California
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6
Jul 2008*
I'm talking the Sports Illustrated version circa 1971. A simple system, but quite fun.
2005-03-07*
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Stephen Roney
United States
Ladera Ranch
California
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6
Mar 2007*
Several editions.

No pitching at all. But it was fun before I learned about APBA and the other baseball sims
2007-03-20*
Owned
Lance Wilkinson

Colorado
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6
Apr 2006*
Kids' game--it was fun for me but I have my doubts whether it would hold the interest of a kid today. It was the pre-Strat-o-matic, pre-Bill James game for a lot of young baseball fans, since you could keep score and compile stats. As others have mentioned, the game is entirely abstracted into hitting--pitching, fielding and base-running aren't factored in. Hitters stats are converted into disks, and given enough spins one should approximate the hitter's real stats. I used to keep stats as a kid, but I can't say I gave it enough spins to test the accuracy of the disks. (Maybe someday if someone's *really* bored, they should give a disk a few thousands spins...)

BTW, there's some guy out there who sells current disks for this thing: http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/kahnnection/
2006-04-02*
Randy Wilburn
United States
New Alexandria
Pennsylvania
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6
Jan 2007*
I have never played this one, but I have heard that it is a fun game.
2007-01-07*
Owned
Mr. Chris
United States
Ohio
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6
Aug 2007*
Old-time favorite. Disk generator on BGG
2007-08-01*
Owned
Steve Constantelos
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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6
Jan 2009*
Fun fact: Designed by a 20s-30s major league centerfielder.
2008-06-04*

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