Strat-o-matic is a baseball simulation that began as a cards and dice game in the early 1960s before entering the computer age.
These featured games on Shoestring Catches are part of season replays or tournaments played with cards and dice.
Today’s game matches the 1964 Cincinnati Reds at the 1946 St. Louis Cardinals.
JIM MALONEY FANS 16 AS CINCINNATI WINS IN 10TH
ST. LOUIS – Cincinnati’s Jim Maloney went the distance in an extra inning affair as the Reds defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 at Sportsman’s Park.
Maloney (1-0) scattered eight hits and struck out at least one batter in each of his 10 innings of work. He struck out the side in the fifth inning, which included Enos Slaughter, Whitey Kurowski and Dick Sisler, who ironically was the manager of the 1964 Reds.
Howie Pollet (0-1) was the hard-luck loser for the Cardinals as he also tossed 10 innings, giving up 11 hits with four strikeouts.
Vada Pinson knocked in the first run of the contest as he grounded into a fielder’s choice in the top of the sixth frame. The Reds added another run in the seventh with Leo Cardenas had a RBI ground out.
In the top of the 10th, Pinson produced a run with a single before Deron Johnson gave the Reds a two-run advantage with a solo homer.
St. Louis was able to answer in their half of the 10th, but is wasn’t enough. Red Schoendienst closed the gap to 4-3 with a single that scored the final run of the game.
Maloney ended the Cardinals hopes as he fanned Moore for the final out.