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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 this year’s CASEY Award.
Episode #14: July 1, 2019
Our show this week includes highlights from the Padres Player Panel with Randy Jones and Mark Sweeney at last week’s SABR 49 convention in San Diego. Jones is a charter member of the San Diego Padres Hall of Fame, the 1976 National League Cy Young Award winner, and the owner of Randy Jones BBQ at Petco Park. Sweeney played 14 seasons in the major leagues as a outfielder, first baseman, and pinch-hitter extraordinaire from 1995 to 2008; he is now a TV analyst on Fox Sports San Diego. The panel was moderated by Rob Neyer and the original audio recording was mixed by Tracy Greer.
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What’s Rob reading this week?
The National Pastime: Pacific Ghosts, edited by Cecilia M. Tan
The National Pastime is SABR’s convention-focused publication. Published annually, this research journal provides in-depth articles focused on the respective geographic region where the national convention is taking place in a given year. The SABR 49 convention took place last week in San Diego, and we have dedicated the theme of The National Pastime to baseball on the Pacific Coast. All SABR members receive a free e-book copy of The National Pastime as part of their membership benefits, while attendees of the national convention also received a souvenir print edition in their goody bags. To purchase a copy of the print edition from Amazon.com, click here. All articles from The National Pastime: Pacific Ghosts will be available to read online at SABR.org soon.
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