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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Tyler KepnerEpisode #157: April 11, 2022

This week’s guest is Tyler Kepner, New York Times national baseball writer and author of K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches. His newest book, The Grandest Stage: A History of the World Series, is set to publish in October 2022. He started his career as a teenager, interviewing players for a homemade magazine in the early 1990s. He attended Vanderbilt University on the Grantland Rice/Fred Russell sports writing scholarship, then covered the Angels for the Riverside Press-Enterprise and the Mariners for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He joined the New York Times in 2000, covering the Mets for two seasons, the Yankees for eight, and serving as the national baseball writer since 2010. He appeared on Episode #2 of SABRcast in April 2019.

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What’s Rob Reading?

My 9 Innings: An Autobiography of 50 Years in Baseball, by Lee MacPhailMy 9 Innings: An Autobiography of 50 Years in Baseball
By Lee MacPhail

The son of a brilliant but combative Hall of Fame baseball executive, Lee MacPhail inherited his father’s intelligence and a love of baseball, but a wholly different personality. While Larry had a short and somewhat mercurial baseball career colored by both triumph and controversy, his son Lee spent nearly five decades in baseball and earned the respect and admiration of nearly everyone he met. Despite their vastly different styles, in 1998 Lee MacPhail became the only son of a Hall of Famer to earn that honor himself, having surpassed his father’s accomplishments in the game.

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