The Fantasy Sports Trade Association claims fantasy sports have been around since shortly after World War II, but the landmark development was the Rotisserie League Baseball
In a press release, the institute credited him with being a founding father of Rotisserie League Baseball
, and it said he and his colleagues were recognized in 2005 by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Writer-editor Daniel Okrent (who as an adult would invent Rotisserie League Baseball
) recalls the wait for a new season's Strat-O-Matic cards as "agonizing." To the uninitiated, he concedes, the codified cards might have looked like hieroglyphics; but to the young Okrent, they were as "thrilling as an epic poem."
Surely, working on one's rotisserie league baseball
draft or surfing the Net takes up far more of the average employee's time.