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Neyer is a longtime baseball writer and editor for ESPN.com, SB Nation, and FoxSports.com. 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 this year's CASEY Award.
Episode #51: March 16, 2020
This week's guest is John Dewan, the principal owner of Baseball Info Solutions, who has spent his four-decade career bringing sports statistics to baseball fans and analysts starved for information, first as the executive director of Project Scoresheet, then as a co-founder and CEO of STATS, Inc. In 2002 he started Baseball Info Solutions, which has become an industry leader in tracking defensive stats through its Plus-Minus system and Defensive Runs Saved. He has published five editions of The Fielding Bible, including most recently in February 2020. He was a 2016 recipient of the Henry Chadwick Award.
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What's Rob reading this week?
The Great American Novel
By Philip Roth
In this ribald, richly imagined, and wickedly satiric novel, Roth turns baseball's status as national pastime and myth into an occasion for unfettered picaresque farce, replete with heroism and perfidy, ebullient wordplay and a cast of characters that includes the House Un-American Activities Committee.
- Also reading: The Fielding Bible, Volume V, by John Dewan, Mark Simon, and Brian S. Reiff
- Read more: Click here to check out Rob's full list of book recommendations on Goodreads.com
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