From the Strat-O-Matic website:
What is Strat-O-Matic Baseball?
Since 1961, Strat-O-Matic has created the most realistic simulation of statistically accurate baseball. No other game combines Strat-O-Matic’s realism, statistical accuracy and ease of play. That’s because no other game matches Strat-O-Matic’s in-depth research – up to 1,500 hours to recreate a season in supremely realistic detail. Easy enough to learn swiftly, Strat-O-Matic’s ability to capture all the variety of real baseball keeps gamers coming back for more – for decades.
This true classic is updated with the latest players every year. Every player is rated with statistical precision in every phase of his talent – batting, pitching, fielding and running. The real league leaders will be your top performers. The underachievers will hurt your teams just as they did to their big-league teams. Each player’s strengths – and weaknesses – will come to life before your eyes.
Talk about interactive – YOU are the manager! Whether playing solitaire or joining the many thousands playing Strat-O-Matic in leagues, face-to-face and online, YOU make the choices about who to play and which opponents to match them against. In Strat-O-Matic, the decisions you make all game long determine victory or defeat.