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 #64: June 15, 2020

Bob KendrickThis week’s guest is Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, which plans to reopen this week after a three-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. He has been responsible for the creation of several signature museum educational programs and events, including Buck O’Neil’s Birthday Bash and the Hall of Game, which honors former MLB greats who played the game in the spirit and signature style of the Negro Leagues. Kendrick has been associated with the museum for nearly three decades, beginning as a volunteer during his 10-year newspaper career at the Kansas City Star. He was appointed to the museum’s Board of Directors in 1993, became its first Director of Marketing in 1998, and was named Vice President of Marketing in 2009 before accepting his current position as president in 2011.

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What’s Rob Reading?

Joey Votto

An Illustrated Introduction to Japanese Baseball Cards
By Rob Fitts

This lavishly illustrated color PDF by SABR member Rob Fitts, the award-winning author of Banzai Babe Ruth, Mashi, Issei Baseball, and other books, introduces the history and types of Japanese baseball cards from their beginnings in the 1890s until the present day. Appendices include lists of the Japanese Pro Baseball career batting and pitching leaders as well as the kanji for all members of the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame to help collectors identify Japanese cards.

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Episode #48: Todd Radom (February 24, 2020)

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