SABRcast with Rob Neyer

Baseball fans, tune in this season to SABRcast with Rob Neyer, 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.

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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 the 2019 CASEY Award.

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Episode #108: April 26, 2021

Dan EpsteinThis week’s guest is Dan Epstein, co-author with former New York Yankee Ron Blomberg of the new book, The Captain & Me: On and Off the Field with Thurman Munson. He is also the author of the 1970s baseball histories Big Hair and Plastic Grass: Baseball and America in the Swinging ‘70s and Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of 1976. He writes about baseball, music and pop culture for a variety of outlets, including Rolling Stone, Revolver and the Jewish Daily Forward. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Madison Bumgarner (GETTY IMAGES)

“Madison Bumgarner made history, just not of the no-hitter variety”
By Hannah Keyser, Yahoo! Sports

“As I watched Madison Bumgarner enter the home stretch of the second game of a pair of seven-inning doubleheaders having not given up a single hit on Sunday afternoon, I felt sort of bad for him! One of the worst pitchers in the sport in a shortened 2020, Bumgarner has finally started to look like his old self on a new team over the past few starts. Watching him take such a gem into the seventh and final inning felt like a missed opportunity to watch one of the grittiest guys grind through until the end or a hit, whichever came first. Ultimately, Bumgarner finished the game without giving up a hit, the first time in a storied career that he’s done that, but was not credited with an official no-hitter, according to MLB and Elias. In a world with seven-inning doubleheaders, some starts never even get the chance to enter the record book that way.”

Archived Episodes

Episode #107: Victor Rojas (April 19, 2021)

Episode #106: Felipe Alou and Peter Kerasotis (April 12, 2021)

Episode #105: Lauren Meyer (April 5, 2021)

Episode #104: Tom House (March 29, 2021)

Episode #103: Tony Adams and Bradford William Davis (March 22, 2021)

Episode #102: Amanda Smith (March 15, 2021)

Episode #101: Adam Richman (March 8, 2021)

Episode #100: Brandon McCarthy (March 1, 2021)

Episode #99: Lawrence Rocks (February 22, 2021)

Episode #98: Hannah Keyser (February 15, 2021)

Episode #97: Marty Appel (February 8, 2021)

Episode #96: Susan Slusser (February 1, 2021)

Episode #95: C. Trent Rosecrans (January 25, 2021)

Episode #94: Chris Welsh (January 18, 2021)

Episode #93: Jason Turbow (January 11, 2021)

Episode #92: John Shea (January 4, 2021)

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