Baseball fans, tune in this season to SABRcast with Rob Neyer, a new weekly podcast hosted by award-winning author and longtime SABR member Rob Neyer.
SABRcast will feature 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.
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 #1: April 1, 2019
Our guests for the first show are SABR member Brian Kenny, MLB Network host and author of Ahead of the Curve: Inside the Baseball Revolution, and SABR CEO Scott Bush.
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What’s Rob reading this week?
K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches
By Tyler Kepner
The New York Times baseball columnist and SABR member offers an enchanting, enthralling history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today. Published by Doubleday.
They Played the Game: Memories from 47 Major Leaguers
By Norman Macht
Noted baseball historian and SABR member Norman Macht brings together a wide‑ranging collection of baseball voices from the Deadball Era through the 1970s, including nine Hall of Famers, who take the reader onto the field, into the dugouts and clubhouses, and inside the minds of both players and managers. These engaging, wide-ranging oral histories bring surprising revelations—both highlights and lowlights—about their careers, as they revisit their personal mental scrapbooks of the days when they played the game. Published by University of Nebraska Press.
Stay tuned for more information on the SABRcast with Rob Neyer!