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The Resource The phenomenon : pressure, the yips, and the pitch that changed my life, Rick Ankiel

The phenomenon : pressure, the yips, and the pitch that changed my life, Rick Ankiel

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The phenomenon : pressure, the yips, and the pitch that changed my life
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The phenomenon
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pressure, the yips, and the pitch that changed my life
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Rick Ankiel
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eng
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"On October 3, 2000, 21-year-old pitcher Rick Ankiel took the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game One of the National League division series. All was going well until Ankiel, who'd been lauded as the next Bob Gibson, threw a pitch that missed the mitt--wildly. Then he threw another. Then another, five in all. Slowly at first, then rapidly, his once-impenetrable pitcher's psyche crumbled. He would forever look back on that day as the day the unwelcome, inexplicable Phenomenon arrived. In this book, written with veteran sports journalist Tim Brown, Rick Ankiel tells the story of his personal battle with an anxiety condition widely known as the Yips, the courageous soul-searching that followed, and his eventual triumph over the demons in his own mind to reenter the game. For the next four and a half years after that day in October, Ankiel fought the Yips with every bow in his quiver: psychotherapy, medication, deep breathing exercises, self-help books, and, eventually, vodka. Yet the cure eluded Ankiel, much as the clinical diagnosis eluded the physicians and psychotherapists who studied it. Forced not just to retire from baseball but to reconsider his whole life the age of 25, Ankiel made an amazing turnaround, returning to the major leagues, this time as a hitter. He played seven successful years in the majors, finally retiring in 2013. This book is the story of a once-in-a-generation talent, a man haunted by strange personal demons, and who found the strength to overcome them"--
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The phenomenon : pressure, the yips, and the pitch that changed my life, Rick Ankiel
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1
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9781610399302
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Label
The phenomenon : pressure, the yips, and the pitch that changed my life, Rick Ankiel
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=2946808
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781610399302
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12dcb8f6-02e2-41d8-9618-da89774425af
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions

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