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 ESPN.com, SB Nation, and FoxSports.com. 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 #88: November 30, 2020

Mark ArmourThis week’s guest is Mark Armour, who is the author of many baseball articles and several books, including most recently In Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball (with Dan Levitt) and Joe Cronin: A Life in Baseball. In 2002, he spearheaded the formation of SABR’s Baseball Biography Project — which has now contributed more than 5,000 biographical articles and a number of books to the game’s literature — and he served as the BioProject’s director until 2016. He was the recipient of the Bob Davids Award, SABR’s highest individual honor, in 2008, and the Henry Chadwick Award in 2014. He was also the guest for SABRcast Episode #41 in January 2020.

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What’s Rob Reading?

1936 Pittsburgh Crawfords

“A push to recognize the statistics of Black players from baseball’s era of apartheid”
By Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times

“More than six decades after taking their last swings, two of baseball’s top sluggers could soon be dropping down the sport’s most hallowed leaderboards to make room for Josh Gibson, Oscar Charleston and Turkey Stearnes. Major League Baseball is considering giving major-league status to six long-defunct Negro Leagues, where 35 Hall of Famers played during the sport’s segregated era. ‘It’s the right thing to do,’ said Scott Simkus, a former Chicago limousine driver who spent much of the last two decades helping build a statistical database of the Negro Leagues by tracking down and chronicling box scores of once-forgotten games.”

Archived Episodes

Episode #87: Daniel Okrent (November 23, 2020)

Episode #86: Scott Simkus (November 16, 2020)

Episode #85: Chris Dial (November 9, 2020)

Episode #84: Jeff Idelson and Jean Fruth (November 2, 2020)

Episode #83: Jon “Boog” Sciambi (October 26, 2020)

Episode #82: Sean Gibson (October 19, 2020)

Episode #81: Scott McCaughey (October 12, 2020)

Episode #80: Josh Schaub (October 5, 2020)

Episode #79: Bill Henderson (September 28, 2020)

Episode #78: Anika Orrock (September 21, 2020)

Episode #77: Eric Nusbaum (September 14, 2020)

Episode #76: Howard Bryant (September 7, 2020)

Episode #75: Ellen Adair (August 31, 2020)

Episode #74: Kat Williams (August 24, 2020)

Episode #73: Michael Schur (August 17, 2020)

Episode #72: J.J. Cooper (August 10, 2020)

Episode #71: Jon Pessah (August 3, 2020)

Episode #70: Brian Kenny (July 27, 2020)

Episode #69: Steve Goody and Seth Daniels (July 20, 2020)

Episode #68: Rob Fitts (July 13, 2020)

Episode #67: Bill Nowlin (July 6, 2020)

Episode #66: Greg Proops (June 29, 2020)

Episode #65: David Nemec (June 22, 2020)

Episode #64: Bob Kendrick (June 15, 2020)

Episode #63: Hannah Keyser (June 8, 2020)

Episode #62: Gabe Kapler (June 1, 2020)

Episode #61: Ball Four panel with Mitchell Nathanson and Mark Armour (May 25, 2020)

Episode #60: Doug Glanville (May 18, 2020)

Episode #59: Josh Lewin (May 11, 2020)

Episode #58: Fred Claire (May 4, 2020)

Episode #57: Jason Benetti (April 27, 2020)

Episode #56: Kyle Boddy (April 20, 2020)

Episode #55: Len Kasper (April 13, 2020)

Episode #54: Jon Sciambi (April 6, 2020)

Episode #53: Joan Ryan (March 30, 2020)

Episode #52: Jason Turbow (March 23, 2020)

Episode #51: John Dewan (March 16, 2020)

Episode #50: Bob Costas (March 9, 2020)

Episode #49: Rob Nelson (March 2, 2020)

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

Episode #47: Bill Ripken (February 17, 2020)

Episode #46: Mark Rucker (February 10, 2020)

Episode #45: Don Zminda (February 3, 2020)

Episode #44: Alyson Footer (January 27, 2020)

Episode #43: Jacob Pomrenke, Jason Turbow, Joe Sheehan (January 20, 2020)

Episode #42: Joe Posnanski (January 13, 2020)

Episode #41: Mark Armour (January 6, 2020)

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