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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Episode #84: November 2, 2020

Jeff Idelson and Jean Fruth, Grassroots BaseballThis week’s guests are Jeff Idelson and Jean Fruth, co-founders of Grassroots Baseball, an organization that celebrates the amateur game around the world and encourages kids to play ball. Idelson has spent more than three decades working in baseball, including with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, and from 1994 to 2019 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in Cooperstown, New York. He served as the Hall of Fame’s president for the last 11 years until retiring in 2019. Fruth is the author of Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin and the traveling photographer for La Vida Baseball. She has been a baseball photographer for nearly two decades with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, where she helped to build the museum’s profile and photo archive, the San Francisco Giants, and the Oakland A’s.

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What’s Rob Reading?

Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams

“June 9, 1939: Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams homer for Red Sox in 18-7 win over Browns”
By Tim Hagerty, SABR Games Project

“Future Hall of Famers Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams both homered in the Boston Red Sox’ 18-7 win over the St. Louis Browns in the second game of a doubleheader at Sportsman’s Park on June 9, 1939. It was one of 111 losses that year for the inept Browns, who finished an American League-record 64½ games out of first place.”

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