May 7, 2020
If you are looking for a guy that knows baseball, then look no further than this retired Marine with and a degree in Econ. Seriously. Ryan Spaeder has a little bit of an unusual resume, but he was born for modern baseball. He has a passion for statistics and baseball nuggets that has led to his book Incredible Baseball Stats, two podcasts, The Best Baseball Podcast and The Walkoff and his website, theaceofspaeder.com. Spaeder has over 50,000 followers on Twitter and is a one stop spot for every baseball nut.
Spaeder’s passion for baseball started as a young boy going to games Veteran’s Memorial Stadium to see the Phillies. From there, Spaeder’s love for the game continued to grow. However, his book and podcasts were not his first or even second career. After serving his country as a U.S. Marine, Spaeder earned a degree in Economics from Penn State University focusing on statistics and advanced econometrics (whatever econometrics is). Spaeder’s next life was as a hedge fund manager before retiring and taking a job with the Department of Defense.
Spaeder’s newest life includes podcasting, writing, and a prominent social media presence that has drawn the attention of the baseball world, including NBC Sports and The Sporting News. Tim and Ryan Spaeder dive into everything Twins, Joe Mauer, and even some MJ baseball stories. This episode will help scratch the itch of anyone missing baseball so much they are ordering a new KBO jersey.