26 on the Move

I started playing some games with the 2015 baseball set this week.  One thing I begin to notice was a red 26 on dice roll 21.  I had never really seen that before.  So I began to wonder: Did APBA assign more 26s?  Nope, the average card in 2014 had 1.28, and the average card […]

The Single Column Six

In the last dozen years or so, an occasional card will end up with a weird combination of 0s and 6s in the first column. Prior to this time, the only extra base hit you could have with a 0 was a 1. So is there any rhyme or reason to who gets this combo. […]

Making the Grade

In the original National Pastime game, the only thing that a pitcher contributed was hitting.  There were no grades, no subratings, no handicaps.  When APBA came out in 1951, the concept of the grade was added, so now pitchers fell into six classes: A&C, A&B, A, B, C and D.  The grade was pretty much […]


I’ve been playing APBA since I was 10.  Over the years, I’ve noticed things that sometimes fall in the space of “do I ignore it and keep it real” or “do I take advantage of it and have it be a little odd.”  Setting up your outfield based on the other team’s error numbers, playing […]