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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Current Episode

Episode #205: March 13, 2023

Tim HagertyThis week’s guest is Tim Hagerty, broadcaster for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas since 2014. He is the author of Tales from the Dugout: 1,001 Humorous, Inspirational & Wild Anecdotes from Minor League Baseball. He has called professional baseball games for nearly two decades, previously working for the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate in Tucson and Portland, as well as for lower-level teams in Idaho Falls and Mobile. He is the author of numerous articles for SABR, The Sporting News, The Hardball Times, and other publications. Find more of his work at He also appeared on SABRcast #134 in October 2021.

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What’s Rob Reading?

Dutch Raffeis, by Gary Cieradkowski“Dutch Raffeis: The Navy’s Own Flying Dutchman”
By Shawn Hennessy, Studio Gary C

“Some of the game’s greatest baseball names also wore the uniform of the United States Navy including Burleigh Grimes, Rabbit Maranville, Duke Snider, Stan Musial, Pee Wee Reese, Casey Stengel, and Bill Dickey. With their brief time in the service, would any of them be considered great, specifically as Navy baseball players? What factors would be employed to determine what constitutes greatness on a Navy baseball diamond? … By 1928, 30-year-old Torpedoman Chief Petty Officer Henry A. Raffeis had established himself as arguably the best player to don Navy flannels. The 13-year veteran of the submarine force had captured baseball championships in every year since 1915 with one exception and he had the hardware to prove it.”

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Episode #204: Miles Wolff (March 6, 2023)

Episode #203: Bill Brown (February 27, 2023)

Episode #202: Emma Tiedemann (February 20, 2023)

Episode #201: Clint Hurdle (February 13, 2023)

Episode #200: Lindsay Imber (February 6, 2023)

Episode #199: Jim Joyce (January 30, 2023)

Episode #198: Pat Neshek (January 23, 2023)

Episode #197: Mike Capps (January 16, 2023)

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

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