Baseball Classics Statistical Accuracy

“Just finished replaying 1964 Yankees. I ended up 98-64. Their actual record was 99-63. Stats were pretty close also.”  — Mike Hamilton, Baseball Classics customer


Based on time-tested algorithms

Players actually perform as they did that MLB season

When Baseball Classics® was in the design stage back in 1985, there were 3 board game must-haves.

1. Easier, faster, and authentic MLB gameplay

2. Offer any MLB team from 1901 to present

3. Pinpoint statistical accuracy

This was a tall order. Of the hundreds of baseball board games ever created, none featured all 3 must-haves. We understand MLB fans expectations and needs. Fans want true realism, the opportunity to play their favorite MLB teams, and to enjoy games that are super simple and quick.

In 1985, Dean Patino, the Founder of Baseball Classics went to work in his Southern California apartment. He created a game centered around these non-negotiable principles which the baseball board game market didn’t offer. A task tall like the towering Reggie Jackson’s 1971 All-Star Game light tower roof-shot at Tiger Stadium.

When we say “pinpoint statistical accuracy”, we mean it!

No other sports fans love player and teams stats more than Major League Baseball fans. It was imperative to ‘hit it out of the park’ when designing a baseball board game where MLB players perform as they did that actual season.

We just don’t say it, we prove it.  Baseball Classics is the only baseball board game to accurately project the 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018 World Series winners to the very number of games won and within a mere 3 total runs scored between both series!  Neither Strat-O-Matic or APBA have done that or any others.

To do that, we began by selecting all the statistical categories needed for hitters and pitchers to mirror MLB players. We analyzed batting, pitching, bunting, stealing, base running, and — last but not least — fielding.

All these important statistical areas were taken into consideration during the game’s design. Our custom algorithms generate all our Baseball Classics player ratings. Each player result is based on hundreds of time-tested, mathematical equations to ensure incredibly high accuracy that compared to their actual season performance.

How we achieve highly accurate player outcomes

Baseball Classics’ play system uses at iconic batter/pitcher dice and 4 six-sided dice. There’s plenty of play possibilities. Between a batter and pitcher, that’s exactly 2592 outcome possibilities (6 X 6 X 6 X 6 X 2)!

For example, let’s say a player hit 1 Home Run in 432 plate appearances. That’s .00231481%.  It’s minuscule, but Baseball Classics easily covers this with our 1-column player RESULT, single dice roll design covering up to .0003858 (1 / 2592). Baseball Classics accurately delivers player performance within one-millionth of any player’s actual outcome!

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Baseball Classics
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St. George, UT 84791

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