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

Steve GietscherEpisode #227: August 14, 2023

This week, our guest is Steve Gietschier, a 2023 Henry Chadwick Award recipient and author of Baseball: The Turbulent Midcentury Years. He spent 22 years working at The Sporting News, serving as the editor for many of their annual publications and developing The Sporting News Research Center into an important destination for baseball researchers. He has written or edited many baseball history articles and books, including Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles: The Most Iconic Moments in American Sports, and taught courses on American sport and baseball.

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What’s Rob Reading?

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, by Michael Lewis“Moneyball Broke Baseball”
By Mark Leibovich, The Atlantic

“Juan Soto, who is 24, works at his own pace. He is a baseball player. Players do their thing and the game indulges their routines, at least to a point. But everything was supposed to be different today, the first day of baseball’s new, accelerated life. I had flown into Phoenix the night before to witness the first spring-training game of the year, in Peoria, Arizona, between the Padres and the Seattle Mariners. Normally, I would pay zero attention to this contest. Even if it counted in the standings—or, for that matter, even if it was a World Series game—I wouldn’t care. Baseball has been losing me for years, as steadily as its games have become more interminable every season: less scoring, less action, slower, more stagnant.”

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Episode #222: Alain Usereau (July 10, 2023)

Episode #221: Russell A. Carleton (July 3, 2023)

Episode #220: Sean Aronson (June 26, 2023)

Episode #219: Linda Pitmon and Steve Wynn of The Baseball Project (June 19, 2023)

Episode #218: The Only Rule Is It Has To Work panel with Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller, and Theo Fightmaster (June 12, 2023)

Episode #217: Peanuts panel with Benjamin L. Clark, Luke Epplin, and Anika Orrock (June 5, 2023)

Episode #216: Jake Eisenberg (May 29, 2023)

Episode #215: Phil S. Dixon (May 22, 2023)

Episode #214: Jonathan Eig (May 15, 2023)

Episode #213: Michael Lewis (May 8, 2023)

Episode #212: J.J. Cooper (May 1, 2023)

Episode #211: Ryan McGee (April 24, 2023)

Episode #210: Baseball Films roundtable: Ellen Adair, Eric Gilde, Noah Gittell (April 17, 2023)

Episode #209: Ben Jedlovec (April 10, 2023)

Episode #208: Edwin Rodríguez (April 3, 2023)

Episode #207: Emma Baccellieri (March 27, 2023)

Episode #206: Michael Clair (March 20, 2023)

Episode #205: Tim Hagerty (March 13, 2023)

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)

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