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SherCo's GrandSlam Baseball Game is back on the market, in both print and downloadable pdf formats. The new edition is being produced under license by Hot Stove Games, and currently is being distributed by ASG Games at

Invented in 1968 by Dr. Steve Leshay (Ph.D.), SherCo (aka SherCo Baseball Simulation) was the first game to feature actual ballpark diagrams that factored into the outcome of plays. SherCo was the first game to rate every player who appeared in a game. It also was the first, and remains to this day, the only game with a "stop-action" system that allows you to watch every play unfold on the tabletop. And, as an added bonus, SherCo was the first game to give you the official rating formulas so that you can rate any team for which you have the proper stats!

Among the many other features still in this "blast from the past" game are: a Wind Factor that affects fly balls hit to the outfield; artificial turf results; special (and freak) events; HBP, fielding, and base-running Injury Charts; and an Automatic Umpire chart to rule on close plays.

Brien Martin of Hot Stove also has updated SherCo's look and feel, changing the basic color scheme of the game, the game's logo, and even the type-face of the materials. Using the best data available, each and every ballpark diagram has been re-designed and re-created to give you the best representations of stadia in the game's history. And, he has also created a set of deluxe stadium charts ... each chart is on an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet (or on card stock if you buy the pre-printed version). The squares on each chart are just big enough that, using small beads or markers, you can play right on the charts themselves.

Aside from the 2015 season set (which is available with the purchase of a complete game set or for separate purchase), SherCo offers five all-time favorite seasons that can be purchased separately: 1927, 1930, 1941, 1956, and 1962. We are also offering re-creations of SherCo's "Teams of Yesteryear" sets ... the best teams from each decade, starting from 1900-1909 through 1980-1990. These are what we call our "Vintage SherCo Collection" because we've scanned the original materials and are presenting these products exactly as they were sold from 1975-1995 by SherCo. Many more complete "theme" seasons, all of the old-time stadia, and a special set of rules and special events for the 1880-1920 "dead ball" era are planned for release in 2017, including a new base-36 dice variant that will expand the SherCo rating system for even more accurate results.

Also included in the current re-launch is the "SLOBS" Manual, a how-to guide to starting and maintaining a short-season league for both real-life players and for fictional players. The 39-page guide includes all of the rules to follow, plus the basic forms, tables, and charts you'll need to create your own Coover-like SherCo universe!

We're happy to be able to bring SherCo back to you, the gaming public. We hope you'll stop by our website at:, and we hope you'll stop by the ASG site at to purchase your copy of SherCo's GrandSlam Baseball Game!

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