I had about an hour to spare over the weekend so I rolled another game of Strat-O-Matic baseball. As I mentioned in a previous post I am replaying the 1971 San Francisco Giants season using my old Strat-O-Matic baseball game (cards and dice). It is a very slow process 🙂 I’ve now played through May 11, 1971. The Giants defeated the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 in my May 11th simulated game. Juan Marichal got the win pitching a complete game. Marichal is now 4-2 with an ERA of 4.58 in 8 games started. Juan also doubled to score a run in the 4th inning and singled to drive in 2 runs in the 7th inning! Of course both of Marichal’s hits were off Reds pitcher Jim Merritt’s card 🙂 The Giants now play one more game with the Reds before the Los Angeles Dodgers visit Candlestick Park for a 3 game weekend series against the Giants. This will be the first meeting of the year between the SF Giants and their arch rival LA Dodgers. During the 1971 MLB season the Giants beat out the Dodgers by 1 game to win the National League Western Division title (it went down to the final game of the season). I hope I can do the same in my simulation. And then I hope I can beat the Pittsburgh Pirates to win the National League pennant! By the way, I failed to mention in my previous post that Gaylord Perry pitched a no hitter for me in my April 12, 1971 simulation game between the Giants and the San Diego Padres. That was the first no hitter I’ve ever rolled since I started playing Strat-O-Matic baseball when I was a kid! Also, I found some more duplicate 1971 Strat-O-Matic baseball cards in a box with some of my old APBA baseball cards. Most of the 1971 Strat-O-Matic cards I found are the extra cards you had to purchase from Start-O-Matic to add 4 more players per team. If interested, I’m selling these extra cards in my e-store. I’m also still interested in trading for a 1971 Strat-O-Matic Ike Brown card (Detroit Tigers). Ike is the only player I am missing to complete my 1971 Strat-O-Matic baseball card set. Thanks!