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 #114: June 7, 2021

Gar Ryness (SEATTLE MARINERS)This week’s guest is Gar Ryness, better known as the Batting Stance Guy, a popular YouTube star and fan favorite for his uncanny impersonations of baseball players past and present. He is the author of Batting Stance Guy: A Love Letter to Baseball, has appeared at all 30 MLB stadiums, and he’s been the subject of numerous national television interviews and media profiles. He grew up in the Bay Area and is a graduate of Syracuse University.

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Mike Schmidt (MLB.COM)

“Mike Schmidt: The Greatest Draft Pick Ever”
By Tyler Kepner, New York Times

“He went to college hoping to become an architect. He left school, 50 years ago Tuesday, as the best draft pick in the history of Major League Baseball. Mike Schmidt did not see this coming. He picked Ohio University largely because of a drafting class he had taken as a senior at Fairview High School in Dayton. He liked the T-squares and triangles, the pencils and possibilities. It seemed like a dream career. … If an architect’s life seemed fanciful, it was more likely than the path Schmidt took instead. Of the 74,774 selections made in the various iterations of the MLB draft since it began in 1965, Schmidt has done more for the team that drafted him than any other.”

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Episode #113: Mike Cieslinski (May 31, 2021)

Episode #112: Rowan Ricardo Phillips (May 24, 2021)

Episode #111: Tom Shieber (May 17, 2021)

Episode #110: Will Leitch (May 10, 2021)

Episode #109: Daniel Jacob Horine (May 3, 2021)

Episode #108: Dan Epstein (April 26, 2021)

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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