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 #174: August 8, 2022

Jim CoffmanThis week’s guest is Jim Coffman, who has been a coach and scout in the Oakland A’s organization for more than two decades. He served as a minor-league pitching coach with the A’s from 2000 to 2007 and an area scout in the Northwest since 2007. His signings include future major-leaguers Seth Brown, Ryon Healy, and Brandon Bailey. He was honored as 2019 Scout of the Year by the Pacific Northwest Professional Baseball Scouts Association. He pitched in the minor leagues for four seasons with San Diego Padres and New York Yankees affiliates after he was drafted out of Portland State University in 1980. His son, Nic Coffman, played two seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.

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What’s Rob Reading?

Dick Groat (THE TOPPS COMPANY)“First Pirates Hall of Fame class has an important inclusion, a glaring omission and a contentious debate”
By Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“Looking at the list of inaugural Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Fame inductees, my immediate thought was that the decision makers involved got one important name right, one omission glaringly wrong, and there is one debate that could get harder to reconcile the longer the player in question stays out. In all, the Pirates inducted 19 people into the franchise’s first Hall of Fame class. Not all were Pirates. Four men played in Pittsburgh with the city’s Negro League teams before Major League Baseball became integrated in the 1940s. They are Ray Brown and Buck Leonard of the Homestead Grays and Josh Gibson and Oscar Charleston, who played for the Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords.”

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