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

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

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The phenomenon : pressure, the yips, and the pitch that changed my life
Title
The phenomenon
Title remainder
pressure, the yips, and the pitch that changed my life
Statement of responsibility
Rick Ankiel and Tim Brown
Title variation
Pressure, the yips, and the pitch that changed my life
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV865.A495
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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The phenomenon : pressure, the yips, and the pitch that changed my life, Rick Ankiel and Tim Brown
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958798134
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781610396868
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2016050707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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u1928378
System control number
(OCoLC)958798134

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