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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Episode #167: June 20, 2022

Scott BushThis week’s guest is Scott Bush, SABR’s Chief Executive Officer. During his tenure, SABR has set an all-time high in membership, launched the Local Grants and Analytics Certification programs, and organized thousands of local, national, and new virtual events all over the world. Before joining SABR in 2018, Scott served as Senior Vice President for Business Development with the Goldklang Group and worked for five years as Assistant General Manager for the St. Paul Saints, where he played a key role in establishing CHS Field in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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What’s Rob Reading?

Baseball in 25 Objects: Babe Ruth's Underwear“Baseball in 25 Objects: Babe Ruth’s Underwear”
By John Thorn, Our Game

“For Babe Ruth, I could display a bat, an autographed ball, a jersey, his locker at the Baseball Hall of Fame. But he was the Sultan of Swag as well as Swat, and thanks to his agent, Christy Walsh, endorsed seemingly everything from candy bars to cigarettes to, well, underwear. Ruth was not the first ballplayer to endorse a product: that would be George Wright, portrayed in a poster for Red Stocking Cigars in 1874. Nor was he the first to be paid for the persuasive power of his celebrity: that would be Honus Wagner, who on September 1, 1905, gave the J.F. Hillerich & Son Company permission to use his name on its Louisville Slugger bats for a consideration of $75. (Pete Browning, the eponymous Louisville Slugger, never got a nickel from the bats named for him.)”

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