The Richmond Strat-o-Matic Baseball League is a face to face (dice & cards) league that operates in the Richmond, Virginia area. We were founded in 1983 and have grown from 9 to currently 20 teams.
We have separate NL & AL leagues. Just like in real baseball, the AL uses the DH while the NL does not. Trading of players and/or draft picks is allowed between leagues. There are separate drafts for both leagues. Teams are given 15 draft picks and they draft in reverse order of their previous year's finish. Teams can protect 15 players between years.
Every manager plays 162 face to face games during the year. At the end of the year, the top 4 teams from each league makes the playoffs. All playoff series are a 7 game format.
League events include both drafts, a year end banquet, and yearly meeting on rules and proposed changes. We also have get togethers "Strat-o-Thons" where a large group of managers will get together for some serious playing.
We are always looking for new managers. The main requirement is that you live in the Richmond, Virginia area. Areas like Ashland, Mechanicsville, Glen Allen, and Chester are fine. If it is beyond 30 miles from Richmond, it will be a chore for most of our managers to drive the distance.
This is only a brief overview of some of the rules & activities that make up our league. For more information take a look at our constitution