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 #203: February 27, 2023

Bill Brown (Courtesy of the Houston Astros)This week’s guest is Bill Brown, award-winning broadcaster with the Houston Astros for nearly three decades until his retirement in 2016. He began his play-by-play career in Cincinnati with the Big Red Machine in 1976 and moved to Houston in 1987. He called many of the Astros’ most memorable moments, including their first World Series run in 2005. He will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame in the summer of 2023. He is the author of My Baseball Journey: A Sportscaster’s Story, an inductee of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, and a member of SABR since 1996.

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What’s Rob Reading?

Jocko Maxwell (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)“Jocko Maxwell, the forgotten sports broadcasting great”
By Michael Clair,

“Millions heard his broadcasts — in five-, 10- and 15-minute chunks — all over the New York and New Jersey region each week for over 30 years. Sportswriters like the New York Daily News’ Jimmy Powers respected him and Tigers commentator Ernie Harwell called him a friend. Without his radio broadcasts, the stories of the Negro Leagues and some of its finest players could have been lost to history. And yet, for anyone without a media studies degree and an obsessive knowledge of sports or broadcast history, his own story has largely been forgotten. His name was Sherman “Jocko” Maxwell, and he was the first Black sportscaster in radio history.”

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