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 #134: October 25, 2021

Tim HagertyThis week’s guest is Tim Hagerty, broadcaster for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas since 2014. He has called professional baseball games for nearly two decades, previously working for the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate in Tucson and Portland, as well as for lower-level teams in Idaho Falls and Mobile. He is the author of one baseball book, Root for the Home Team, and numerous articles for SABR, The Sporting News, The Hardball Times, and other publications. Find more of his work at timhagerty.com.

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What’s Rob Reading?

Henry Aaron and Dusty Baker (GETTY IMAGES)

“In the World Series, Hank Aaron’s Protégé Faces His Former Team”
By Tyler Kepner, New York Times

“[Henry] Aaron was 33 years old and on his way to breaking Babe Ruth’s career home run record. When Aaron did it, with homer No. 715 in 1974, Christine Baker’s son was in the on-deck circle at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. It was a case, you might say, of slugger knows best.

“I prayed not to go to the Braves,” [Dusty] Baker said on Sunday, in the dugout at Minute Maid Park, where his Houston Astros will host Atlanta in the World Series opener on Tuesday. “There were freedom marches, riots, segregation, anti-Vietnam, anti-short-hair — I mean, there was a lot of turmoil, and all the Braves’ teams were in the South. The deep, deep, Deep South. But that was the best thing to ever happen to me, because I wouldn’t have met Hank Aaron.”

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