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 #214: May 15, 2023

Jonathan EigThis week’s guest is Jonathan Eig, bestselling author of six books, including his most recent King: A Life, on civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His first book, Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig, won the Casey Award in 2005 and was a finalist for the SABR Seymour Medal. He also wrote Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season. He is a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Magazine, and the Dallas Morning News.

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What’s Rob Reading?

Satchel Paige (SABR-RUCKER ARCHIVE)“The Negro Leagues are major leagues — but merging their stats has been anything but seamless”
By Stephen J. Nesbitt, The Athletic

“MLB’s plan to integrate Negro League numbers and statistical legacies with its own remains years from completion. More than two years after its announcement, MLB is still in the initial phase of the project: data acquisition. The league office was unable to reach an agreement with Seamheads Negro Leagues Database, the most complete set of Negro League statistics ever compiled, to use its data. The league ended its protracted negotiation with Seamheads this spring and now intends to use Retrosheet’s nascent database — a work in progress that Retrosheet president Tom Thress said likely won’t be finished for at least five years — as the basis for its records.”

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