- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Diamond Communications (October 28, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1888698292
- ISBN-13: 978-1888698299
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 55 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #534,664 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Mental ABC's of Pitching: A Handbook for Performance Enhancement Paperback – October 23, 2001
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"The Mental ABC's of Pitching should be next to Ted Williams' The Art of Hitting on any player's bookshelf, and any team that does not give every pitcher in its organization a copy of The Mental ABC's of Pitching...is living in the dark ages." -- Peter Gammons, ESPN Baseball Analyst
"The Mental Game of Baseball is a book I've traveled with for eight years. Now I'll travel with The Mental ABC's of Pitching. Many of us are blessed with God-given talents for the baseball field, but few of us figure out the mental part of baseball to truly succeed. This book helps pitchers dedicate themselves to that aspect of the game." -- Jaime Moyer, Pitcher, Seattle Mariners
"Wherever he is in any given year, we find him and bring him in. The players wouldn't have it any other way. He 'opens doors' and provides insight like no one else. This book is vintage Dorfman. Every player and coach will have one." -- Pat Murphy, Head Baseball Coach, Arizona State University
About the Author
Harvey A. Dorfmans background has been in education as a teacher, counselor, coach, and consultant. He has a Masters Degree in Communications/Psychology and is most knowledgeable about baseball and the factors necessary for success in the game. He was employed from 1984 through 1993 as the Oakland As full-time instructor/counselor and from 1994 through 1997 with the Florida Marlins. He joined the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the same capacity in 1998. In 1999 Dorfman became full-time sport psychologist for Scott Boras Corporation. He lectures extensively on sports psychology, management and leadership training, and personal development. He has, as well, been a consultant to the Vancouver Canucks and the New York Islanders of the NHL, and to a number of major universities. In addition, he has experience as a newspaper columnist and freelance journalist, writing for The New York Times, Boston Globe, and Miami Herald, among others. In 1989, his first book, The Mental Game of Baseball: A Guide to Peak Performance, co-authored with Karl Kuehl, was released. Published by Diamond Communications, Inc., this bestselling book is considered to be the classic guide to developing the mental mechanics of the game.
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I picked the chapters that I felt I needed the most work on and found out ideas as to how to solve the issues I am having, or at least know how to minimize their impact on my game.
This should be on shelves of any pitchers that plan to play beyond HS.