The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life

By | June 3, 2017
The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life Author Rick Ankiel
ISBN-10 1610396863
ISBN-13 9781610396868
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher PublicAffairs
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERRick Ankiel had the talent to be one of the best pitchers ever Then one day he lost it The Phenomenon is the story of how St Louis Cardinals prodigy Rick Ankiel lost his once in a generation ability to pitch not due to an injury or a bolt of lightning but a mysterious anxiety condition widely known as the Yips It came without warning in the middle of a playoff game with millions of people watching And it has never gone away Yet the true test of Ankiel s character came not on the mound but in the long days and nights that followed as he searched for a way to get back in the game For four and a half years he fought the Yips with every arrow in his quiver psychotherapy medication deep breathing exercises self help books and eventually vodka And then after reconsidering his whole life at the age of twenty five Ankiel made an amazing turnaround returning to the Major Leagues as a hitter and playing seven successful seasons This book is an incredible story about a universal experience pressure and what happened when a person on the brink had to make a choice about who he was going to be

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