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, 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 #117: June 28, 2021

Emma BaccellieriThis week’s guest is Emma Baccellieri, an award-winning staff writer at Sports Illustrated since 2018. Her work often weaves together elements of baseball’s past and present, such as her recent work on the Year of the Pitcher, the “baseball is dying” trope, and the origin of the save rule. She has also written profiles on a variety of other sports, including college basketball, soccer, chess, and the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Previously, she wrote for Deadspin — where she won a SABR Analytics Conference Research Award for her 2017 story on MLB Statcast — and Baseball Prospectus. She grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and graduated from Duke University with a history degree.

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Shoeless Joe Jackson, right, confers with prosecutor Hartley Replogle during Jackson's grand jury testimony on September 28, 1920, in Chicago. (BLACKBETSY.COM)

SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee newsletter, June 2021
Edited by Jacob Pomrenke

“The June 2021 edition of the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee newsletter is also now available for download at this PDF link. This issue includes fun and insightful stories on: an upcoming Summer of SABR series panel on the Black Sox trial; the Black Sox players’ plan to play baseball at a Chicago amusement park while awaiting trial in 1921; Charles Comiskey’s options to rebuild his White Sox team in 1920; Shoeless Joe Jackson’s theatrical headliner days; Red Faber and the White Sox in the epicenter of the 1918 influenza pandemic; Don Zminda’s new book, Double Plays and Double Crosses; and Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum reopening after 18 months.”

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

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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)

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