Cleveland Stuns Los Angeles In World Series As Strat-O-Matic Simulates Upcoming 60-Game 2020 Season
Take Series in Six After Upending Top Seeded Houston In Seven In ALCS; Correa A.L. MVP, Bryant Earns N.L Honors; Morton, Foltynewicz Win Cy Young Awards
Cleveland, which posted the second-best A.L. record at 39-21, swept No. 7 Boston (29-31) in the expanded first round and No. 3 Tampa Bay (38-22) in the ALDS, then survived a seven-game series with No. 1 Houston (44-16) in the NLCS before topping Los Angeles (44-16), the N.L. top seed, winning the last three games to erase a 2-1 series deficit. Domingo Santana was a surprise hero, batting .417 with two homers in the series, and Franmil Reyes slugged three round-trippers for the winners.
Major award winners were as follows:
AL MVP: Carlos Correa, Houston
NL MVP: Kris Bryant, Chicago
AL Cy Young: Charlie Morton, Tampa Bay
NL Cy Young: Mike Foltynewicz, Atlanta
AL Rookie of the Year: Luis Robert, Chicago
NL Rookie of the Year: Alec Bohm, Philadelphia
This was in contrast to the full season simulation that Strat-O-Matic conducted day-by-day since March and completed this week, in which the Dodgers defeated Houston in the finals. The expanded 16-team playoff Fans can access the full 2020 "short" and full season simulation standings, statistics and game results at https://www.strat-
"We figured there would be a difference between the 162- game and 60-game simulations, but Cleveland winning is certainly a surprise," said Hal Richman, Strat-O-Matic founder. "The upcoming 'sprint' season and expanded playoffs mean that truly anything can happen, and Cleveland winning it all for the first time in more than 70 years certainly qualifies."
Strat-O-Matic has experienced unprecedented growth over the past quarter, registering sharp increases in sales, traffic and social numbers. Board and Windows games, digital platform Strat-O-Matic Baseball 365, Website traffic, new users and social media have all seen significant boosts over comparable time periods as fans continue to satiate their thirst for baseball, Strat-O-Matic style, connecting with the game and each other across all of these areas.
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