- Paperback: 334 pages
- Publisher: Diamond Communications; 2nd Rev edition (September 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0912083786
- ISBN-13: 978-0912083780
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 135 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,994,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Mental Game of Baseball: A Guide to Peak Performance Paperback – September, 1994
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This is the most helpful book I've ever read. I, along with several of my teammates refer to Mental Game of Baseball as the 'Baseball Bible.' (Al Leiter, former all-star pitcher)
Coaching the Mental Game is a must for managers and coaches at every level. (Peter Gammons ESPN the Magazine) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
H.A. Dorfman was a noted sports psychologist as well as a sports psychology counselor with the Scott Boras Agency. Recognized as a leading sports psychologist across the world, Dorfman was also a columnist and freelance journalist with articles appearing in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Miami Herald. He has authored three other books: Coaching the Mental Game, The Mental ABC's of Pitching, and The Mental Keys to Hitting. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Once you read it and really digest what the material is saying , you will never have another excuse in life again
It made me realize how I always blamed other things when I didn't perform in sports like I wanted. It seriously cleaned out all the cobwebs and demons we all have and use for excuses in everyday life.
Use it for sports , use it for life , use it for work.. Most of all use it for you
This book was VERY helpful for every aspect of the game, be it hitting, fielding, pitching, or baserunning. It discussed both good and bad mental approaches to the game, with real world examples taken from MLB, like Doug DeCinces struggling to fill Brooks Robinson's shoes to Steve Sax's difficulties throwing to first, and how a change in approach can make all the difference.
The lessons discussed, from attitudes and confidence, to taking control and responsibility for your actions, can be applied not just to baseball but to life in general, and help guide you to success.
Applying lessons from the book, my son has learned to quiet all the thoughts and pressures in his head when he is at the plate, and in the field, and trust his skills. He will never be Ted Williams, but he's making contact again, and having some success. His team just won the league championship, and he now feels he contributed. Most importantly, though, his is smiling again and having fun playing.
Even if you have only a casual interest in baseball, I highly recommend this book.