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Strat-O-Matic Creates Ultimate Family Rivalry With Father’s Day Series Simulation

Vladimir Guerrero Sr. and Jr., credit: Wikimedia Commons/Google Man (Sr.), and DR. Buddie (Jr.)
Vladimir Guerrero Sr. and Jr., credit: Wikimedia Commons/Google Man (Sr.), and DR. Buddie (Jr.)

For many families, baseball has been an integral part of Father’s Day for years, and although the pros won’t be on the field this Sunday to help dads celebrate with their children, Strat-O-Matic (www.strat-o-matic.com), the market leader in sports simulations, is keeping the tradition alive by playing out a seven-game series featuring some of the greatest fathers and sons to compete on the diamond. From Bobby and Barry Bonds to Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr. to Vladimir Guerrero Sr. and Jr. to Sandy, Sandy Jr. and Roberto Alomar, the Fathers and Sons teams, managed by big league skippers Bob and Aaron Boone, will battle it out, with results to be published on Sunday.

Some of the other father-son combinations featured on the respective 30-man squads are Tom and Dee Gordon, Dante and Bo Bichette, Clay and Cody Bellinger, Tony Gwynn Sr. and Jr., Craig and Cavan Biggio, Mel and Todd Stottlemyre, Ivan and Dereck Rodriguez, and Lance McCullers Sr. and Jr. Strat-O-Matic will utilize the best seasons of these standout players in creating the “cards” used in the simulation. Toronto’s current trio of big league progenies Bichette, Biggio and Guerrero are among the standouts for the sons’ side.

“We wanted to find a uniquely ‘Strat-O-Matic’ way to pay tribute to fathers enjoying baseball with their sons and daughters on their special day,” said Hal Richman, Strat-O-Matic founder, whose son Adam is the company president. “With so many fathers and sons, many of them Hall of Famers and All-Stars, on rosters throughout baseball history, this fun simulation will highlight some of the best family connections the sport has known.”

Full rosters for the teams with their primary teams are as follows:

Fathers (manager: Bob Boone):

Mel Stottlemyre, p., New York (A.L.)

Floyd Bannister, p. Seattle, Chicago (A.L.)

Dizzy Trout, p., Detroit

Clyde Wright, p., California

Tom Gordon, p., Kansas City, Boston (A.L.), Philadelphia (N.L.)

Pedro Borbon, p., Cincinnati

Jeff Russell, p., Texas

Lance McCullers, p., San Diego

Steve Bedrosian, p., Atlanta, Philadelphia (N.L.)

Paul Quantrill, p., Toronto, Boston (A.L.)

Jeff Shaw, p., Los Angeles (N.L.), Cincinnati, Montreal

Bryan Harvey, p., California, Florida

Ivan Rodriguez, c., Texas, Detroit

Fred Kendall, c., San Diego

Tony Perez, 1b., Cincinnati, Montreal

Craig Biggio, 2b., Houston

Buddy Bell, 3b., Cleveland, Texas, Cincinnati

Maury Wills, ss., Los Angeles (N.L.)

Cecil Fielder, 1b.-d.h., Detroit, Toronto

Sandy Alomar, inf., California, Atlanta, New York (A.L.)

Dick Nen, 1b., Washington (A.L.)

Clay Bellinger, ut., New York (A.L.)

Fernando Tatis, 3b., St. Louis (N.L.), Montreal, New York (N.L.)

Bob Oliver, ut., Kansas City, California

Felipe Alou, of., Atlanta, San Francisco, New York (A.L.)

Tony Gwynn, of., San Diego

Ken Griffey, of., Cincinnati, New York (A.L.)

Bobby Bonds, of., San Francisco, California

Dante Bichette, of., Colorado, California

Vladimir Guerrero, of.-d.h., Montreal, Los Angeles (A.L.)

 

Sons (manager: Aaron Boone)

Lance McCullers Jr., p., Houston

Todd Stottlemyre, p., Toronto, St. Louis (N.L.)

Brian Bannister, p., Kansas City

Steve Trout, p., Chicago (N.L.), Chicago (A.L.)

Robb Nen, p., Florida, San Francisco

Jaret Wright, p., Cleveland

James Russell, p., Chicago (N.L.)

Pedro Borbon, p., Atlanta, Toronto

Cam Bedrosian, p., Los Angeles (A.L.)

Cal Quantrill, p., San Diego

Hunter Harvey, p., Baltimore

Dereck Rodriguez, p., San Francisco

Darren Oliver, p., Texas, Los Angeles (A.L.)

Sandy Alomar Jr., c., Cleveland, Chicago (A.L.)

Jason Kendall, c., Pittsburgh, Oakland

Prince Fielder, 1b., Milwaukee, Texas, Detroit

Roberto Alomar, 2b., Toronto, San Diego, Cleveland

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3b., Toronto

Dee Gordon, 2b., Los Angeles (N.L.), Miami

David Bell, inf., Philadelphia (N.L.), Seattle, St. Louis (N.L.)

Bret Boone, 2b., Seattle, Cincinnati

Eduardo Perez, 1b., St. Louis, Cincinnati, California

Bump Wills, 2b., Texas

Cavan Biggio, ut. Toronto

Bo Bichette, ss., Toronto

Fernando Tatis Jr., ss., San Diego

Travis Shaw, inf., Milwaukee, Boston

Barry Bonds, of., San Francisco, Pittsburgh

Ken Griffey Jr., of., Seattle, Cincinnati

Moises Alou, of., Montreal, Chicago (N.L.), Houston

Cody Bellinger, of., Los Angeles

Tony Gwynn Jr., of, Milwaukee, San Diego, Los Angeles (N.L.)

 

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 25 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for Wizard World, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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