SABRcast with Rob Neyer

SABRcast with Rob Neyer is a weekly podcast hosted by award-winning author and longtime SABR member Rob Neyer. SABRcast features insights and analysis of what’s happening in modern baseball on and off the field, plus compelling interviews with figures from around the game — and music from The Baseball Project.

All 250 SABRcast episodes can be found at the bottom of this page, or on your favorite podcast networks, including Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or Spotify.

Neyer is a longtime baseball writer and editor for, SB Nation, and He began his career as a research assistant for groundbreaking baseball author Bill James and later worked for STATS, Inc. He has also written or co-written seven baseball books, including The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers (with Bill James), winner of the Sporting News/SABR Baseball Research Award, and most recently Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game, winner of the 2019 CASEY Award.

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Episode #250: January 22, 2024

John ThornOur guest this week is John Thorn, author of The Hidden Game of Baseball (with Pete Palmer), Baseball in the Garden of Eden, and many other baseball books; former editor and publisher of Total Baseball: The Official Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball; an incomparable scholar of the origins of the game through his lively and entertaining Our Game blog at, and today the Official Historian of Major League Baseball. He has been a SABR member for more than 40 years and he was the recipient of SABR’s highest honor, the Bob Davids Award, in 2006 and the Henry Chadwick Award in 2013. He was a guest on SABRcast #36 in December 2019.

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What’s Rob Reading?

The New York Game: Baseball and the Rise of a New City, by Kevin BakerThe New York Game: Baseball and the Rise of a New City
By Kevin Baker

“Baseball is ‘the New York game’ because New York is where the diamond was first laid out, where the bunt and the curveball were invented, and where the home run was hit. It’s where the game’s first stars were born, and where everyone came to play or watch the game. With nuance and depth, historian Kevin Baker brings this all vividly back to life: the still-controversial, indelible moments—Did the Babe call his shot? Was Merkle out? Did they fix the 1919 World Series? Here are all the legendary players, managers, and owners, in all their vivid, complicated humanity, on and off the field. ”

Archived Episodes

Episode #249: Baseball Boondoggles with Mark Armour and Jeff Bower (January 15, 2024)

Episode #248: Authors Roundtable: Steve Steinberg, Don Zminda, Mitchell Nathanson (January 8, 2024)

Episode #247: Andy Andres (January 2, 2024)