DUGOUT STEPS BASEBALL

 

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SEASON SETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE:

1927, 1937, 1949, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 AND GREATEST TEAMS SET

ALTERNATE BASE RUNNING/ARM ACCURACY MODIFICATION FOR DUGOUT STEPS:  DOWNLOAD HERE

Umpire K and W Comparisons Spreadsheet Tool:  Click Here

Pitcher, Ballpark and Batter Card Examples

Game Overview

Dugout Steps Baseball is a full simulation of the game of Baseball that features a highly detailed interaction between Pitchers and Batters, giving flavor to the age-old battle between Hurler and Slugger. Dugout Steps Baseball provides for a wide variety in Pitcher Performance which, in turn, makes each game unique and detailed. Once a ball is put into play, the action really heats up in Dugout Steps Baseball. Ballparks and Fielders are easily incorporated into game play and you will certainly know the difference between playing at Wrigley Field and Dodger Stadium. Great Fielders who flash the leather really make a difference in Dugout Steps Baseball as they bail out Pitchers with great defensive plays. Big Bat and No Leather players will provide pop at the plate, but fizzle in the field. Drama surrounds Big Flys that can either get out or fall short of the wall. Fielders can pick 'em off the top of the fence and wind can blow a Big Fly foul. When men are on base, Strategy becomes involved and adds fun.

Example of BALL IN PLAY LOCATION BOARDS

Dugout Steps Baseball features a highly sophisticated system for knowing the location of a batted ball without having to do anything more than simply look at a number. This one number, however, opens up a world of possibility in Fielding and Baserunning. Baserunner Advancement features Collisions and Close Plays where the Baserunner attempts to avoid a tag or the Fielder tries to slap the tag on the Baserunner. Blown Calls add drama and fun and trigger Manager Arguments. Plays involving the Pivot are handled easily, but with great detail, as Middle Infielders try to Turn Two or a Baserunner attempts to break up a Twin Killing.

Dugout Steps Baseball includes the option to be played at a Basic Level and even contains an optional Add-On for determining Pitch Counts easily and seamlessly.

In short . . . . DUGOUT STEPS BASEBALL contains all of the plays that make the fans get out of their seats and cheer as the game unfolds in a way that creates vivid mental imagery and allows for your inner Vin Scully to shine through!

As a Skipper, it will be your job to get the most out of your players and lead your team to victory from the DUGOUT STEPS!

Game Features

  • Pitcher and Batter Ratings are derived from a multitude of statistics that yield spot on results
  • Each time a Pitcher takes the mound he performs Warm Up Tosses that establish his levels of Effectiveness, Stuff and Control which makes each Pitcher appearance unique
  • The Pitcher / Batter Interaction provides a highly realistic encounter that can change throughout the course of a game based upon several factors including Bases Empty, Men on Base, Grooved Pitchers, Ineffective Pitchers and Pitching with Varying Degrees of Control and Wildness
  • A Highly Sophisticated yet easy to use system that yields a Ball Location for each Ball in Play which influences events on the Diamond
  • A Detailed and Fun Baserunning System that is easy to figure and includes:  Collisions, Close Plays, Blown Calls, Baserunners PUSHING IT for extra bases or scurrying to GET BACK
  • Ballparks are easily involved and influence both Offense and Defense and you will feel the difference between playing in a cavernous Pitcher's Park and a Band Box
  • Ground Balls with Men on Base trigger a system where Middle Infielders work to turn a Double Play or Baserunners kick it in gear to pressure the Middle Infielders and break up Twin Killings
  • A Range Check System that calls upon Fielders to attempt to take away Base Hits AND features a mechanism that allows you to know, quickly and easily, what type of catch an Outfielder made or what type of stop an Infielder made
  • Dugout Steps Baseball accounts for all of the Classic Offensive Strategies including:  Steals, Hit and Run Plays, Sacrifice Bunts, Bunts for Hits, Squeeze Bunts and even Butcher Boy
  • Dugout Steps Baseball easily incorporates Defensive Strategies like:  Playing the Infield In and No Doubles Defense where the Infielders Guard the Lines and the Outfield Plays Deep
  • WHEELS IN MOTION is an optional Automatic Strategy Decision Maker for those that wish to sit back and observe the game

OPTIONAL FEATURES

  • Dugout Steps Baseball can be played in a Basic Game Mode
  • Weather can be incorporated into the game
  • A Game Add-On called PITCH COUNT seamlessly gives a Pitch Count for each Plate Appearance that can influence the Pitcher / Batter Interaction AND Strategy
  • An Automated Baserunner Advancement System

WITH DUGOUT STEPS BASEBALL, YOU WON'T HAVE TO SING TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME . . . YOU'LL BE THERE

 

EXAMPLE GAME FOR DUGOUT STEPS BASEBALL

The link below contains a PDF of an example game of Dugout Steps Baseball which features Game 1 of the 1979 World Series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Baltimore Orioles.  The example game contains written detailed examples which show the game play process for Dugout Steps Baseball.  It is an excellent companion to the Game Instructions and contains many pictures of player cards, game charts and Play Result Cards.  Currently the example game is through the first two innings.  More will be added, so check back often. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EXAMPLE GAME:  DUGOUT STEPS EXAMPLE GAME

 

PLAY RESULT CARDS (PRCs) ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR DUGOUT STEPS BASEBALL

Play Result Cards (PRCs) allow you to play Dugout Steps Baseball with a Double-Sided Deck of 100 cards that take the place of Dice and/or Random Number Generators.  The Play Result Cards also serve as a great learning tool as they contain items that help guide you through the process of playing the game and remember specific steps.  The Play Result Cards folder contains the PRCs in PDF and EXCEL Format and are available in both Color and Black and White.  An Excel Card Flipper is also included which automates the Play Result Cards.  The Play Result Cards Folder is included with new purchases of Dugout Steps Baseball and can also been downloaded here:  DOWNLOAD PLAY RESULT CARDS

COLOR PRCs

EXCEL CARD FLIPPER FOR PRCs

DUGOUT STEPS BASEBALL CHEAT SHEET

CHEAT SHEET TOP

CHEAT SHEET BOTTOM

DUGOUT STEPS BASEBALL FLOW CHART

The Dugout Steps Baseball Flow Chart provides a visual representation of game play.  The Flow Chart shows the framework for the Pitcher Warm Ups, Pitcher / Batter Interaction, Outs and Hits.  Click on the link below:

DUGOUT STEPS BASEBALL FLOW CHART

See DUGOUT STEPS BASEBALL Game Instructions Here:   INSTRUCTIONS

See PITCHER CARD DIAGRAM Here:  PITCHER

See BATTER CARD DIAGRAM Here:  BATTER

See BALLPARK CARD DIAGRAM Here:  BALLPARK

See CLASSIC ERA BALLPARK SPECIAL DESIGNATIONS Here:  CLASSIC ERA BALLPARKS

DUGOUT STEPS BASEBALL

Available now in the BASEBALL STORE and includes all Game Parts for playing DUGOUT STEPS BASEBALL.  You will need TWO 10 sided Dice and ONE 20 sided DIE    or   a Random Number Generator.  Delivered Digitally upon purchase.  Includes two sample teams:  Boston and St. Louis from 2013.

$9.95

An excellent choice for a Random Number Generator is BallRoller which is included when downloading BallStat an BallScore.  BallStat is a free distribution program and can be downloaded at:  ballstat.com

SEASON SETS

Each Season Set contains every Pitcher and Batter that appeared in a game that season.  Season Sets also include the Ballpark Cards for game play as well as a Batting Lineup Card and a Team Cover Card for each Ball Club.  Each of these items is Delivered Digitally upon purchase in Excel File Format which allows you to customize the Player Cards, Ballpark Cards, Lineup Cards and Team Cover Cards with Logos and other images.  A sheet is included which allows you to Cut and Paste players so that you only print the players you desire.  This also allows you to make Team Sheets for game play use instead of individual cards. 

1957 Player Card and Ballpark Card Examples.  Images Not Included but can be added after purchase.

SEASONS AVAILABLE

1927       $13.95

1957       $13.95

1961       $13.95

1964       $13.95

1966       $13.95

1969       $14.95

1971       $14.95

1975       $14.95

1979       $14.95

1980       $14.95

1983       $14.95

1986       $14.95

1987       $14.95

1988       $14.95

1990       $14.95

1997       $14.95

2008       $14.95

2013       $14.95

2014       $14.95

2015      $14.95

2016      $14.95

GREATEST TEAMS       $13.95

DUGOUT STEPS BASEBALL is sold separately from Season Sets and must be purchased in order to use the Season Sets.

After Purchase you will be sent an email containing the links for the digital downloads of the products you ordered.  The links contain a zipped folder with PDF files and Excel files included.