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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Current Episode

Episode #122: August 2, 2021

David NemecThis week’s guest is David Nemec, author of a newly updated edition of The Official Rules of Baseball Illustrated and many other baseball books. He is a 2015 recipient of SABR’s Henry Chadwick Award, honoring baseball’s greatest researchers, and he is best known for his work in the field of 19th-century baseball history. His signature contributions are The Great Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Major League Baseball; The Beer and Whisky League; 20th Century Baseball Chronicles; Early Dreams; and Major League Baseball Profiles: 1871-1900. He has also won numerous SABR national baseball trivia contests. He was a guest on SABRcast episode #65 in June 2020.

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What’s Rob Reading?

2021 Olympic baseball bullpen cart

“Meet the MittMobile: What to know about the weird Olympic baseball mitt bullpen car”
By Hannah Keyser, Yahoo! Sports

“The baseball mitt bullpen cart [has] been among the most memed aspects of the Summer Games so far. For the relief pitcher who wants to arrive looking like an overgrown birthday boy in a baseball-themed chariot. To answer your first question: No, it’s not so long because COVID protocols dictate pitcher and chauffeur remain six feet apart during the short trip from the bullpen. The cart, which is made by Toyota, is a custom riff on the same APM (Accessible People Mover) vehicles used around the athlete’s village.”

Archived Episodes

Episode #121: Todd Radom (July 26, 2021)

Episode #120: Steve Rushin (July 19, 2021)

Episode #119: Hannah Keyser (July 12, 2021)

Episode #118: Alan Zweibel (July 6, 2021)

Episode #117: Emma Baccellieri (June 28, 2021)

Episode #116: Sean Forman (June 21, 2021)

Episode #115: Gary Bedingfield (June 14, 2021)

Episode #114: Gar Ryness (June 7, 2021)

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)

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