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 #198: January 23, 2023

Pat Neshek (Philadelphia Phillies)This week’s guest is Pat Neshek, a two-time All-Star pitcher who played for 13 seasons in the major leagues, primarily with the Minnesota Twins and Philadelphia Phillies. He recorded a 2.82 ERA over 544 career games from 2006 to 2019, and helped five different teams reach the postseason. He is an avid collector of sports memorabilia and writes about his collection at

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What’s Rob Reading?

True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson, by Kostya KennedyKostya Kennedy’s True wins CASEY Award
By Spitball Magazine

Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine is pleased to announce that the 2022 CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year has been won by Kostya Kennedy and St. Martin’s Press for True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson. Kennedy thus not only becomes the first three-time winner of the CASEY, but he is also a perfect three-for-three; in that every baseball book he has written has won a CASEY Award. True received one first-place vote, one second-place vote, and a third-place vote for a total low score of six points. Red Barber: The Life and Legacy of a Broadcasting Legend (University of Nebraska Press) by Judith R. Hiltner & James R. Walker finished second with ten points. Red Barber received one of the other first-place votes, as did The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings, and a Hit by Ron Shelton (Knopf).”

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