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 #139: November 29, 2021

Mark SimonThis week’s guest is Mark Simon, a researcher and writer at Sports Info Solutions. The longtime SABR member and baseball trivia expert is also the author of The Yankees Index, Every Number Tells A Story and host of The Journalism Salute podcast. Prior to SIS, he worked for nearly 16 years as a researcher at ESPN, including eight seasons on Baseball Tonight. He also has more than two decades of experience as a play-by-play broadcaster for a variety of college sports, including at his alma mater, The College of New Jersey.

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Roberto Clemente's wings photograph (COURTESY OF TOM SHIEBER)

“Winging It With Roberto Clemente”
By Tom Shieber, Baseball Researcher

One of the most celebrated images of the great Roberto Clemente shows the outfielder gracefully leaping to catch a ball as clouds in the background form near-perfect angel wings behind him. The original photo was shot by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette staff photographer Jim Klingensmith in Fort Myers, Florida, at Terry Park, spring training home of the Pirates from 1955 to 1968. It is a remarkable picture, but is everything we see real or has the image been doctored? By carefully flipping a portion of the left-side cloud structure (Clemente’s right wing) and placing it atop the other wing, it is apparent that significant features are actually identical mirror images of one another. Pay close attention to the identical outlines of the insides of both the right and left wings.

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