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 #216: May 29, 2023

Jake Eisenberg (Kansas City Royals)This week’s guest is Jake Eisenberg, who joined the Kansas City Royals broadcast team in 2023, calling play-by-play on the Royals Radio Network and on television with Bally Sports. He previously served as the play-by-play broadcaster with the Omaha Storm Chasers from 2020-22, and also called New York Mets games for WCBS radio. In addition to his baseball work, he has called play-by-play for the Big East Digital Network, Creighton Athletics, ESPN+, and ACC Network Extra. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland.

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What’s Rob Reading?

“Did Tom Wambsgans’ Name Give Away Succession’s Ending? Everyone Has It All Wrong.”

By Stefan Fatsis,

“There’s been much talk on the Succession internet about the significance of the name of Tom Wambsgans, the mewling husband of Siobhan Roy, one of the claimants, with her brothers, Kendall and Roman, to the Murdoch-like family throne. In a TikTok last week that went viral, Sophie Kihm, editor in chief of Nameberry, a baby-name website, noted that Tom shared a German surname with Bill Wambsganss, who in 1920 turned the first and only unassisted triple play in World Series history. Kihm theorized that Tom’s name was a clue that he, too, would take out three players at once to land atop the media empire. Which is what happened in Sunday’s series finale. It’s also worth noting that Tom had already done that once before, at the end of Season 3 of the show, when he snitched to patriarch Logan Roy that the kids were attempting a coup.”

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