The exciting 2017 big league baseball season lives again—on your tabletop! The 2017 Pro Season card set for HISTORY MAKER BASEBALL Big League Baseball Game puts YOU in the dugout as manager of your favorite big league team!
The season began with a bang, San Francisco's all-star lefty becoming the first pitcher in big league history to hit a pair of home runs on opening day! 213 days and 2,469 games later, Houston defeated Los Angeles 5-1, to capture the first championship in franchise history, providing a heartwarming "hoorah!" for home-town fans who had suffered through the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. With the 2017 Pro Season for HMB, you can get a second helping of action from what was a truly remarkable and memorable big league season.
As fans of the game know, HMB often provides new twists that can change the trajectory of the season for a player or even an entire team! Baltimore's rookie 1B/OF tied a rookie record when he blasted seven homers in the season's first dozen games, but perhaps in YOUR season some other star may get the hot bat. Boston's fireballing righty struck out ten or more batters in eight consecutive starts, a new record: he's got the DB FLASH quality, but a Game Day twist of baseball fate could take it away! New York's gargantuan RF hit 30 homers before the all-star break, breaking Joe DiMaggio's rookie record; will he do the same on your tabletop? You'll have a ball finding out!
With HMB, it's woven into the game's fabric that a percentage of players will over-achieve or under-perform their actual historical performance--BUT, you never know WHICH players, until you sit down and start knocking out games! Colorado's closer began the season with the first of his league-leading 41 saves, closing out Milwaukee on opening day. As it turned out, that win was the difference between the Rox earning the second wild-card slot instead of the Brew Crew. If he over-achieves, maybe Colorado moves deeper into the playoffs; if he underachieves, perhaps they don't make the playoffs at all! That's part of the fun of tabletop baseball with HMB!
Of course, the majority of players will perform as you expect them to, barring injury or other circumstances. Houston's fleet second baseman will likely be among your top overall producers and Miami's power-hitting RF will generate big home run numbers, while Cleveland's award-winning pitching ace will prove just as valuable on your tabletop pitching mound as he was in real-life, and Los Angeles' fireballing closer will time and again shut 'em down!
Each one of these stars, along with hundreds of other players of varying abilities, are captured on card stock and ready to deliver big league fun and excitement on YOUR game table, whenever you want it, with the 2017 Pro Season cards for HISTORY MAKER BASEBALL Big League Baseball Game!
You get 720 players in the base set, each with his own card, twenty-four cards for each of the thirty big league teams. This collection of cards is more than enough for the average gamer's every-day tabletop entertainment! Want more depth so you can conduct a more intense project, maybe a full season play-through of your favorite team's schedule? We offer six additional players for each team, for FREE! (Available March 7!)
You also get a set of umpire cards based on 2017 results, suggested batting orders, a 2017 "Traded Player" guide so you can re-construct teams to match last year's opening day or stretch drive rosters, and an "Instant Results" matrix that will allow you to determine winners of games with a single dice roll. It's the perfect tool to quick-play games associated with whatever project you've decided to do! (We use the Instant Results Matrix every summer to quick-play the last three weeks of baseball's regular season, to set the stage for our annual "Fall Classic Pre-PLAAY" every September!) All this, for just $39, and WE pay the postage!* No added shipping and handling charges for US delivery! AVAILABLE March 7th!
*Canadian and overseas delivery extra.