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 #185: October 24, 2022

Brad SnyderThis week’s guest is Brad Snyder, a Georgetown University law professor and Guggenheim fellow who teaches constitutional law, sports law, and twentieth century American legal history. He has written books and law review articles about the history of the Supreme Court, including his forthcoming title, Democratic Justice: Felix Frankfurter, the Supreme Court, and the Making of the Liberal Establishment. Prior to law teaching, he worked as an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP and wrote two critically acclaimed books about baseball, including A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood’s Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports. He is a graduate of Duke University and Yale Law School, and he clerked for the Hon. Dorothy W. Nelson on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Historical marker to be installed at site of Kelly Field in Daytona Beach, Florida, honoring Jackie Robinson and John Wright integrating baseball spring training with the Dodgers in 1946

“Jackie Robinson’s spring of ’46 at Daytona’s Kelly Field will be officially recognized”
By Ken Willis, Daytona Beach News-Journal

“On this particular Oct. 23, Sunday afternoon, that former Kelly Field site will get its long-awaited official recognition, a State of Florida historical marker commemorating the ballfield for its role in the Jackie Robinson story — while also recognizing Johnny Wright, Jackie’s fellow Negro League veteran whose Dodgers tenure was short-lived.

The history books and articles detail the racial tensions Jackie faced during that spring in Florida, and it’s why the Montreal club was quickly relocated to Daytona Beach from Sanford, where Rickey originally had the Royals slated to train.

Sanford, DeLand and Jacksonville were all off-limits to the Royals, but Kelly Field (and, for a day, City Island) were more welcoming. Which leads us to Sunday’s 2 p.m. ceremony at the Midtown Cultural and Education Center, at the corner of Keech Street and George Engram Boulevard, just east of Nova Road — site of the old field.

The Kelly Field recognition began with the inquisitive minds of some guys from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), notably Jim Bard and Mike Kaszuba, from SABR’s Central Florida Chapter.”

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