Copying It Down: An Anecdotal Memoir

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In Copying It Down, Harvey Dorfman recounts his experiences in the world of sports. From his childhood sickbed, Dorfman went on to achieve a myriad of successes, including goalie on a national co-champion soccer team and coach of a high school basketball team that won a state championship, and is a possessor of four World Series Rings (three with Oakland; and one with Florida). He eventually attained a status of world renown in the field of sport psychology. Here, in the second of three volumes, Dorfman shares anecdotes that include the fourteen years spent in the dugouts of three major league teams. The book concludes in 1998, when his professional associations with major league baseball organizations ended.

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Editorial Reviews

Fredi Gonzalez
There isn't a day that goes by that I don't use some word of Harvey-wisdom, whether it's on the baseball field or in my personal life.
Bob Dever
Harvey was, and still is, a remarkable person. His first teaching assignment was at our school. He captivated his students. Today, our once new pedagogue is a famous counselor, author, and baseball authority. Sports and schools need more Harvey Dorfmans. His impact endures.
The game's top players, managers, and executives all want Harvey Dorfman in their dugouts.
Men's Journal
His clients…athletes you watch and cheer for every day —- Halladay, Maddux, Ibanez, to name just a few —- say that Dorfman made them who they are today. They say that this man saved them.
The game's top players, managers, and executives all want Harvey Dorfman in their dugouts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761847557
  • Publisher: Hamilton Books
  • Publication date: 12/7/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Harvey Dorfman has worked in education and psychology as a teacher, counselor, coach, and consultant. Dorfman was also a freelance journalist whose work appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, and Los Angeles Times, among others. In 1999, Dorfman became a full-time consultant in sport psychology for the Scott Boras Corporation, an agency that represents professional baseball players.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Through the Door Slowly Chapter 3 2. ...It's Who You Know Chapter 4 3. Cast of Characters Chapter 5 4. Football Chapter 6 5. Basketball & Baseball Chapter 7 6. Mountain Greenery: The Quest Chapter 8 7. The Road Most Traveled Chapter 9 8. Geography as Destiny Chapter 10 9. A.D. — A Different Sort Chapter 11 10. Remediation: Classroom & Court Chapter 12 11. Basketball Again Chapter 13 12. From Warsaw to Barre Chapter 14 13. Another Door Chapter 15 14. Act I: Disorientation Chapter 16 15. Putting it into Play Chapter 17 16. The Beer is in the Kitchen Chapter 18 17. Staff Development Chapter 19 18. Welcome to Huntsville Chapter 20 19. The Rest of the Season Chapter 21 20. Some Light Ahead Chapter 22 21. Anthony Adverse Chapter 23 22. Mission Accomplished Chapter 24 23. All Manner of Instruction Chapter 25 24. Scouts Chapter 26 25. The First 'Wild Card' Chapter 27 26. The Right Way Chapter 28 27. Australia Chapter 29 28. Parents Chapter 30 29. The Puck Stops Here Chapter 31 30. A Fish Story Chapter 32 31. Back up the Bus Chapter 33 32. The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round Chapter 34 33. The Long and Winding Road Chapter 35 34. Marlins Win! Chapter 36 35. A Manta What?

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