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Superstar Baseball (SSB) Updated March 6, 2024
GM:Jack Beckman (1st Year)
GM Contact:jbeckman@beckmanjm,com
Event Website:N/A
Class:B – Beginning Players Welcome
Format:SwEl: Swiss Elimination
Rounds:3 Swiss Rounds, Quarterfinal, Semifinal, Final
Round Length:6 Hours
Advancement:Quarterfinal 8, Semifinal 4, Final 2
Prize Level:3

If you're a baseball fan or just like to roll dice, or if you happen to have a spare hour or two between your other events and are looking for something to do, come join the fun in our free-form baseball tournament. Superstar Baseball is a dice and chart game in which two managers pick a team, assemble a line-up, and see where the dice will lead for nine innings. Individual games take approximately an hour, and it's easy to learn. You'll be swinging for the fences (or dealing heat from the mound) in no time.

This year teams must play exactly six games per heat. At the end of the heat, the top two teams with the best record will advance to the playoffs. In Heat 2 the top two teams not already in the playoffs will advance. Same for Heat 3. The two teams with the best overall record not in the playoffs will advance as Wild Cards. Teams will be seeded by Heat record. If two teams are tied for first place in a heat, then the first tie-breaker is head-to-head record, followed by overall runs scored (higher is better), and then overall runs allowed (lower is better). If more than two teams are tied for a qualifying spot in an individual heat, the above tie-breakers will be used but with the Heat records, not overall. Winners of each heat will get the top three seeds in the playoffs and home field in the first round.

Players can play any opponent at any time during that heat. The only restriction is that you cannot play the same opponent more than twice per heat. Tally sheets will be available at the kiosk. The score and signature of both Managers should be on each Tally sheet. Scoresheets will also be available at the kiosk, for those who like to keep the inning by inning action. Completed Tally sheets should be turned into the kiosk before 7 PM each night.

Superstar Baseball Specific Rules:

Please bring your Superstar Baseball special dice with you. There will be dice available for use at the kiosk. These should NOT leave the room.

Teams should roll for home team. When playing two games, switch home and away.

As a general rule, the DH is available to both teams, but is not required. Still, there are few teams where a bench player can’t out-hit a pitcher.

Pitchers can start every third game (three-man rotation minimum although if you wish can use more pitchers in rotation, as long as they start no more often than every third game). Starting pitchers must sit for the next two games.

Relief pitchers can pitch a maximum of five innings per game. They must sit out the next game after they pitch, regardless of how many innings they pitched.

TIRE ratings should be checked for starters the inning after they give up a hit or unintentional walk. For relief pitchers, check the rating after the first batter faced. In either case, rolling lower than the TIRE rating means the pitcher is tired (not equal to). Relief pitchers regain their second wind by rolling lower than the 2W rating (not equal to).

Injuries are only for the current game.

Players in Right and Left Field must have a defensive rating as an OF. The player in Center Field must have a rating as a CF.

Single Elimination Rounds (The Playoffs):

If two teams are tied for first place in a heat, then the first tie-breaker is head-to-head record, followed by Heat runs scored (higher is better), and then Heat runs allowed (lower is better).

If multiple teams are tied for second place in a heat (and there is a clear heat winner), then the tiebreakers for second place are the same as above.

If there are three or more teams tied for first place in a heat, then the tiebreakers will be the same as for the multiple second place scenario. The runner-up after tiebreakers will be second in the heat, and any other first place contenders will qualify for no worse than a wild card slot. Note, it is mathematically possible for this to result in more than two wild card spots. In this unlikely event, there may be one or more play-in games to make the final eight playoff teams.

The three heat winners will be seeded earliest to latest Heat winner; that is, the winner of Heat 1 will be seeded first, the winner of Heat 2 second and the winner of Heat 3 third.

Similarly, the three heat runners up will be seeded 4th for Heat 1, 5th for Heat 2, and 6th for Heat 3, with the Wild Cards seeded 7 and 8 based on overall record and the tie-brakers (head-to-head record, overall runs scored and then overall runs allowed) If there are more than eight qualifiers, these tiebreakers will determine who would need to play-in. It is possible for a wildcard team to have a better record than a heat winner.

Quarterfinal (First Round -Higher seed is home):

  • Single elimination
  • Game 1: #8 will play #1
  • Game 2: #7 will play #2
  • Game 3: #6 will play #3
  • Game 4: #5 will play #4

Semifinal (Second Round -Higher seed is home)

  • Single elimination
  • Game 5: Game 1 Winner plays Game 4 Winner
  • Game 6: Game 2 Winner plays Game 3 Winner

Final (World Series - best two of three, with the higher seed home in games 1 and 3, if necessary)

  • Winners of Game 5 & 6 (second round) meet for the Championship.

Top Six Placement

  • 1st place – World Series Winner
  • 2nd place – World Series Loser
  • 3rd Place – Game 6 Loser
  • 4th Place – Game 5 Loser
  • 5th Place – Game 4 Loser
  • 6th Place – Game 3 Loser