Invented in 1968 by Steve LeShay, SherCo was the first game to feature actual ballpark diagrams that factored into the outcome of plays. SherCo was the first game to rate every player who appeared in a game. It was also the first and remains to this day the only, game with a “stop-action” system that allows you to watch every play unfold on the table-top. And, as an added bonus, SherCo was the first game to give you the official rating formulas so that you can rate any team for which you have the proper stats!
We’ve updated SherCo’s look and feel, changing the basic color scheme of the game, the game’s logo, and even the type-face of the materials. Using the best data available, each and every ballpark diagram has been re-designed and re-created to give you the best representations of stadia in the game’s history. And, we’ve also created a set of deluxe stadium charts … each chart is on an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet (or on cardstock if you buy the pre-printed version) and the squares on each chart are just big enough that, using small beads or markers, you can play right on the charts themselves.
Aside from the 2015 season set (which is available with the purchase of a complete game set or for separate purchase), we have five all-time favorite seasons available with the new re-launch: 1927, 1930, 1941, 1956, and 1962. We are also offering re-creations of SherCo’s “Teams of Yesteryear” sets … the best teams from each decade, starting from 1900-1909 through 1980-1990. These are what we call our “Vintage SherCo Collection”, because we’ve scanned the original materials and are presenting these products exactly as they were sold from 1975-1995 by SherCo.
We also have the “SLOBS” Manual, a how-to guide to starting and maintaining a short-season league for both real-life players and for fictional players. The 39-page guide includes all of the rules to follow, plus the basic forms, tables, and charts you’ll need to create your own Coover-like SherCo universe!