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 #96: February 1, 2021

Susan Slusser (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE)This week’s guest is Susan Slusser, award-winning San Francisco Giants beat writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, where she has covered baseball since 1996. She covered the Oakland A’s full-time from 1999 to 2020 until moving to the Giants beat for the upcoming season. She has been a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America since 1993 and in 2012 became the only woman to be elected president in the organization’s history. She has authored two books, 100 Things A’s Fans Need to Know and Do Before They Die (2014) and If These Walls Could Talk, Tales from the Oakland A’s Dugout, Locker Room and Press Box (2019, with Ken Korach).

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What’s Rob Reading?

How Baseball Happened, by Thomas Gilbert

Thomas Gilbert’s How Baseball Happened wins CASEY Award
By Spitball Magazine

“Spitball is pleased to announce that How Baseball Happened: Outrageous Lies Exposed! The True Story Revealed, written by Thomas W. Gilbert and published by David R. Godine, has won the 2020 CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year. The ground-breaking history won in a landslide, garnering two first-place votes and one third-place vote from the three Judges.”

Archived Episodes

Episode #95: C. Trent Rosecrans (January 25, 2021)

Episode #94: Chris Welsh (January 18, 2021)

Episode #93: Jason Turbow (January 11, 2021)

Episode #92: John Shea (January 4, 2021)