# Strat-O-Matic Baseball Trivia Quiz

### "Strat-O-Matic Baseball" is a statistic-based baseball simulation game. There are both table top (using cards) and computer versions of this game.

A multiple-choice quiz by WorldB. Estimated time: 5 mins.

Author
WorldB
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
190,294
Updated
Jul 23 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
348
This quiz has 2 formats: you can play it as a or as shown below.
Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. How many different game complexity levels are available to play using the player cards version ? Hint

2
3
4
5

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2. The individual player cards are laid out in columns. Each column contains a variety of results which can occur if the column and result are selected by a roll of the dice. In the Advanced and Super Advanced versions, how many columns are on each card ? Hint

3
2
4
6

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3. Often, the result of the encounter between pitcher and hitter is not determined merely by the throw of the 3 six-sided dice described in Question 2 above. Many times, the result found on the player's card refers you to charts or requires additional dice rolls to determine the final result of the encounter between pitcher and hitter. What would the result of the following reading be on a Super Advanced card: FLY (cf) X ? Hint

This is not a valid result on a Super Advanced card
A fly out to the center fielder
A fly ball to the center fielder that may or may not be caught
A double to center field that lands in location X

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4. Different fielders have different percentage chances of having an "X" result occur within his or her fielding position. Which player has the greatest chance of having an "X" result directed toward him or her in each at bat ? Hint

Pitcher
Second Baseman
Shortstop
Center Fielder

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5. Here's a giveaway question involving a little simple mathematics. What is the chance of a Home Run occurring with the following result: HR 1-6/DO 7-20 ? Hint

20%
6%
30%
60%

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6. If a player had a .400 on base percentage, his hitter card will reflect this by having approximately 43.2/108 on base chances or a 40% chance to get on base ?

True
False

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7. On which of the following results would a baserunner on third base with less than 2 outs not be able to score ? Hint

DO 1-13/Fly (rf) B 14-20
Fly (rf) B
Fly (lf) C
Fly (cf) A

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8. Using Super Advanced rules, a hitter attempts to sacrifice a base runner from first base to second base. He rolls a 3 on the white six-sided die and a 4 and 3 on the two red six-sided dice. The hitter is a "B" level bunter and the infield is set to normal depth. How often is the bunt successful ? Hint

always
approximately 19% of the time
never
exactly 50% of the time

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9. On the Super Advanced Hit & Run chart, what is the result of a hitter with a "B" Hit & Run rating who rolls a 3 on the white six-sided die and a total of 12 on the two red six-sided dice while attempting to Hit & Run ? Hint

Single, all runners advance 2 bases
Ground ball, runners advance 1 base
Batter misses pitch. Baserunner must attempt to steal
Line out into a double play

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10. How many runs must a Starting Pitcher allow in the first inning in order to be considered to have reached his "point of weakness" ? Hint

5
6
4
7

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. How many different game complexity levels are available to play using the player cards version ?

The game offers three levels of competition: the Basic, Advanced and Super Advanced versions. All three games can be played with the same set of cards. The Basic version of the card game is played with one side of the cards. The Advanced and Super Advanced versions are played with the other side of the cards and vary in the rules and charts they use.
2. The individual player cards are laid out in columns. Each column contains a variety of results which can occur if the column and result are selected by a roll of the dice. In the Advanced and Super Advanced versions, how many columns are on each card ?

Each Advanced and Super Advanced card has 6 columns. The hitter cards contain columns numbered 1, 2, and 3. The pitcher cards contain columns numbered 4, 5, and 6. There are two sets of each group of columns on each card, one set for results versus lefties and one set for results versus righties. Disregarding other circumstances, such as a bunt, a steal attempt, etc., a basic encounter between pitcher and hitter is determined by the throw of 1 six-sided indicator die (to choose the column from which to read the result) and 2 six-sided dice of a different color than the indicator (to determine which result to choose from within the indicated column).
3. Often, the result of the encounter between pitcher and hitter is not determined merely by the throw of the 3 six-sided dice described in Question 2 above. Many times, the result found on the player's card refers you to charts or requires additional dice rolls to determine the final result of the encounter between pitcher and hitter. What would the result of the following reading be on a Super Advanced card: FLY (cf) X ?

Answer: A fly ball to the center fielder that may or may not be caught

"X" results, which can refer to balls hit to any fielder, are balls that may or may not be successfully fielded by that player based on his or her defensive skill level.
4. Different fielders have different percentage chances of having an "X" result occur within his or her fielding position. Which player has the greatest chance of having an "X" result directed toward him or her in each at bat ?

The Shortstop has the greatest chance of having to field an "X" result during each at bat. A Shortstop's chance to have to handle an "X" result is 7/216 or approximately 3.24% each at bat. Second Basemen rate second at 6/216 or approximately 2.78% each at bat. A Center Fielder's chances are 3/216 or 1.39%. A Pitcher's chance is 2/216 or 0.93%.
5. Here's a giveaway question involving a little simple mathematics. What is the chance of a Home Run occurring with the following result: HR 1-6/DO 7-20 ?

This result is described as a split result. This means that there are multiple results that can occur from this dice roll. In the above example, a split cube will need to be rolled. A split cube used in "Strat-O-Matic Baseball" is a twenty-sided die. In the above example, a roll of any number in the range 1 thru 6 will result in a Home Run.

A roll of any number in the range 7 thru 20 will result in a Double.
6. If a player had a .400 on base percentage, his hitter card will reflect this by having approximately 43.2/108 on base chances or a 40% chance to get on base ?

Half of the at bats the above player takes will result in a dice roll that references the pitcher card. Usually, a pitcher will not allow a .400 on base percentage as an average and remain in the major leagues for long. On base chances on the pitcher's card will almost always be less than .400. Therefore, the hitter card will likely have a higher than .400 on base chance so that the average of results from pitcher cards and the hitter's card will result in a cumulative .400 on base percentage.
7. On which of the following results would a baserunner on third base with less than 2 outs not be able to score ?

Fly balls of varying depths are designated by the letters A, B and C. Fly balls rated "A" are hit very deep and all baserunners advance. Fly balls rated "B" are hit deep enough to score a runner from third base. Fly balls rated "C" are hit very shallow and no baserunners may advance on them. DO 1-13/Fly (rf) B 14-20 is a split result.

A twenty-sided die is rolled. A roll in the range between 1 and 13 results in a Double. A roll in the range between 14 and 20 results in a Fly ball rated "B" which is deep enough for a runner on third base to tag up and score.
8. Using Super Advanced rules, a hitter attempts to sacrifice a base runner from first base to second base. He rolls a 3 on the white six-sided die and a 4 and 3 on the two red six-sided dice. The hitter is a "B" level bunter and the infield is set to normal depth. How often is the bunt successful ?

Based on Super Advanced rules, with the infield set to normal depth, a "B" bunter is successful on rolls of 2 thru 9 as the total on the 2 red six-sided dice. If the dice roll totals 4, a "B" rated bunter has a chance to beat the bunt out for a single. If he fails to beat it out, he is credited with a successful sacrifice bunt. On a roll that totals 6, the defense may attempt to throw out the lead runner based on a speed calculation or may instead choose to allow a successful sacrifice to take place.
9. On the Super Advanced Hit & Run chart, what is the result of a hitter with a "B" Hit & Run rating who rolls a 3 on the white six-sided die and a total of 12 on the two red six-sided dice while attempting to Hit & Run ?

Answer: Line out into a double play

On the Super Advanced Hit & Run chart, results rolled on the hitter's card are replaced by the information located on the chart. Results rolled on the pitcher's card are unchanged unless the result is a strikeout, walk, single or double. These results are adjusted depending on the Hit & Run skill level of the hitter.
10. How many runs must a Starting Pitcher allow in the first inning in order to be considered to have reached his "point of weakness" ?

A Starting Pitcher who allows 5 runs in any one inning, 6 runs in any two consecutive innings, or 7 runs in any 3 consecutive innings is considered to have reached his "point of weakness".
Source: Author WorldB

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