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.

Subscribe to SABRcast on your favorite podcast networks, including Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, or Stitcher, and listen to each episode as soon as it’s released.

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.

Subscribe Now

Listen on Apple Podcasts

Listen on Amazon Music

Listen on Spotify

Listen to Stitcher

Current Episode

Episode #190: November 28, 2022

Mike Parker (Courtesy of Oregon State University)This week’s guest is Mike Parker, the voice of Oregon State University athletics since 1999. He has been behind the microphone for some of the Beavers’ crowning sports achievements, including three baseball national championships and multiple football bowl games. He co-hosts the popular Beaver Sports Podcast every week. He is a 1982 graduate of the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and communications. He has also been the play-by-play broadcaster for the Eugene Emeralds (1983-86) and Portland Beavers (1987-92) minor-league teams. He has been named Oregon Sportscaster of the Year six times.

Click here or press play below to listen to Episode #190:

What’s Rob Reading?

Rick Hummel“Hall of Famer Rick Hummel says farewell after 51 years at Post-Dispatch”
By Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“My 51-year career at the Post-Dispatch almost ended before it even began. … After the two-day tryout, I was offered a job by the legendary Bob Broeg, the sports editor, and Bob McCoy, one of the assistant sports editors. I would return some three months later when my 1,095-day hitch in the Army was complete (not that I was counting) and never left, until now — although I will be appearing in the paper once a week or so during the next baseball season.

“Besides my half century covering Cardinals games and major league baseball, I covered many other sports at the Post-Dispatch. That included the late, somewhat unlamented Spirits of St. Louis pro basketball team, which afforded me a chance to talk privately for an hour with future Hall of Famer Julius “Dr. J” Erving of the New York Nets while he sat in the whirlpool. Also, professional boxing, which created an opportunity to sit with famed heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali once I ran him down amidst his large entourage as everyone marched through a hotel casino in Las Vegas.”

Archived Episodes

Episode #189: Jeff Pearlman (November 21, 2022)

Episode #188: Mark Armour (November 14, 2022)

Episode #187: Scott Miller (November 7, 2022)

Episode #186: Joe Sheehan (October 31, 2022)

Episode #185: Brad Snyder (October 24, 2022)

Episode #184: Paul Aron (October 17, 2022)

Episode #183: Tyler Kepner (October 10, 2022)

Episode #182: Emma Baccellieri (October 3, 2022)

Episode #181: Jared Ravich (September 26, 2022)

Episode #180: Rob Nelson (September 19, 2022)

Episode #179: Steven Goldman (September 12, 2022)

Episode #178: Jimmy Lonetti (September 6, 2022)

Episode #177: Bill Bavasi (August 29, 2022)

Episode #176: David Eskenazi (August 22, 2022)

Episode #175: Josh Rawitch (August 15, 2022)

Episode #174: Jim Coffman (August 8, 2022)

Episode #173: Curt Bloom (August 1, 2022)

Episode #172: Kevin Cremin (July 25, 2022)

Episode #171: Willie Horton (July 18, 2022)

Episode #170: Josh Wilker (July 11, 2022)

Episode #169: Mark Armour and Dan Levitt (July 5, 2022)

Episode #168: Danny Peary (June 27, 2022)

Episode #167: Scott Bush (June 20, 2022)

Episode #166: Steve Steinberg (June 13, 2022)

Episode #165: Jean Fruth and Jeff Idelson (June 6, 2022)

Episode #164: Emma Baccellieri (May 30, 2022)

Episode #163: Bill Nowlin (May 23, 2022)

Episode #162: James Brunson III (May 16, 2022)

Episode #161: Rich Waltz (May 9, 2022)

Episode #160: Kostya Kennedy (May 2, 2022)

Episode #159: Jim Kaat (April 25, 2022)

Episode #158: Jim Allen (April 18, 2022)

Episode #157: Tyler Kepner (April 11, 2022)

Episode #156: Andy McCue (April 4, 2022)

Episode #155: Dale Scott (March 28, 2022)

Episode #154: Alan Nathan (March 21, 2022)

Episode #153: Pedro Moura (March 14, 2022)

Episode #152: Jeff Katz (March 7, 2022)

Episode #151: Will Carroll (February 28, 2022)

Episode #150: Gary Cieradkowski (February 21, 2022)

Episode #149: Allen Barra (February 14, 2022)

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)