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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Mike CappsEpisode #197: January 16, 2023

This week’s guest is Mike Capps, the play-by-play voice of the Round Rock Express since 2000, calling more than 3,000 games for the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate. He is the author of Grinders: Baseball’s Intrepid Infantry (with Chuck Hartenstein) and The Scout: Searching for the Best in Baseball with Red Murff. He has also called MLB games for the Rangers, the Houston Astros and ESPN Radio. He spent 22 years working in radio and television news at ABC, CNN and stations in Dallas and Houston, covering the first Gulf War, the Branch Davidian siege, and 16 Space Shuttle missions, including the Challenger disaster.

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Grinders: Baseball's Intrepid Infantry, by Mike Capps and Chuck HartensteinGrinders: Baseball’s Intrepid Infantry
By Mike Capps and Chuck Hartenstein

“Decades ago, Mike Capps sat next to his grandfather in the rickety, mosquito-infested Burnett Field, built in 1910 across the Trinity River from the twinkling lights of the concrete and steel towers of downtown Dallas. His grandfather pointed to the scoresheet where he’d checked the names of six or seven players. “They aren’t stars, but they are the engine that drives baseball’s bus.” That kind yet emphatic, grandfatherly declaration buried itself in Capps’ psyche for decades. Sixty years later, the small but hugely important snippet still ignites memories of his grandfather’s passion love for the game of baseball. That exchange formed the foundation for Grinders.”

Archived Episodes

Episode #196: John McLaren (January 9, 2023)

Episode #195: Graig Kreindler (January 2, 2023)