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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"Mickey and Willie," by Allen BarraEpisode #149: February 14, 2022

This week’s guest is Allen Barra, the author of several acclaimed sports books, including Mickey and Willie: The Parallel Lives of the Golden Age of Baseball, which was nominated for a PEN/ESPN award for literary sportswriting. He has also written Rickwood Field: A Century in America’s Oldest Ballpark, Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee, and Clearing the Bases. He has written about sports for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and Sports Illustrated, and about books and film for The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, Salon, and the New Republic.

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What’s Rob Reading?

Loserville: How Professional Sports Remade Atlanta—and How Atlanta Remade Professional SportsLoserville: How Professional Sports Remade Atlanta—and How Atlanta Remade Professional Sports
By Clayton Trutor

Loserville examines the pursuit, arrival, and response to professional sports in Atlanta during its first decade as a major league city (1966–75). It scrutinizes the origins of what remains the primary model for acquiring professional sports franchises: offers of municipal financing for new stadiums. Other Sunbelt cities like San Diego, Phoenix, and Tampa that aspired to big league stature adopted Atlanta’s approach. Like the teams in Atlanta, the franchises in these cities have had mixed results—both in terms of on-field success and financial stability.

Archived Episodes

Episode #148: Katherine Walden (February 7, 2022)

Episode #147: Jake Stone (January 31, 2022)

Episode #146: Terry Pluto (January 24, 2022)

Episode #145: Zack Hample (January 17, 2022)

Episode #144: Eno Sarris (January 10, 2022)

Episode #143: Jeff Neuman (January 3, 2022)

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