The Mental Game of Baseball: A Guide to Peak Performance

The Mental Game of Baseball: A Guide to Peak Performance

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by H.A. Dorfman
     
 

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Without a doubt the classic guide to mental performance enhancement for baseball. Here in the third edition, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peak performance at every level of the game. The theory and applications are illustrated by anecdotes and insights from major and

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Without a doubt the classic guide to mental performance enhancement for baseball. Here in the third edition, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peak performance at every level of the game. The theory and applications are illustrated by anecdotes and insights from major and minor league players, who at some point discovered the importance of mastering the inner game in order to play baseball as it should be played. Intended for players, managers, coaches, agents, and administrators as well as fans who want a more in-depth look at the makeup of the complete baseball player.

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When Harvey left our organization to go work for Florida, we didn't even try to replace him because, quite frankly, his legacy was already throughout our system. All of the players and coaches and staff he touched over the years... had become imbued with his philosophy and approach to the game. They have become Harvey's disciples. -SANDY ANDERSON, former President and General Manager, Oakland Athletics, former Executive Vice President, Office of Major League Baseball, currently General Manager, New York Mets.

Harvey Dorfman's insights are exceptional and valuable. This book provides the best approaches for business leaders and those who coach and supervise others. -RUSS BRANDON, President, Buffalo Bills.

When you talk to Harv, you get the truth from him, whether you like it or not. He always says, 'I don't care about your feelings. I care about your actions.' -TIM BELCHER, former Major League Pitcher and Pitching Coach.

He's truly amazing. It's clear most people don't want to hear the truth about themselves, but Harv gets in your face, uses a few choice words to get your attention, and he's got you. -AL LEITER, former Major League Pitcher, currently Studio Analyst and Commentator.

Harv is absolutely unique. He's for real - a straight shooter. He gives it to you right on the line, whether you like it or not. Not many people can - or will - do that. -WALT WEISS, former Major League All-Star Shortstop, currently manager of the Colorado Rockies.

ESPN Magazine
Coaching the Mental Game is a must for managers and coaches at every level.
— Peter Gammons
ESPN the Magazine - Peter Gammons
Coaching the Mental Game is a must for managers and coaches at every level.
Al Letier
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
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.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589794771
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/1989
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
244,065
File size:
3 MB

Meet 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.

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Mental Game of Baseball 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although written specifically for ballplayers, the approach presented in this book would help anyone who wants to improve themselves and their lives. It provides a practical example of the application of cognitive behavioral skills that can help anyone. I highly recommend it, not just for ballplayers or baseball enthusiasts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for myself to better support my son as he became interested in excelling at baseball. I found it to be the best synthesis of essential elements of peak performance of anything I've read: on the field (baseball or otherwise) or off. I have since recommended or given this book to players and parents with fabulous results. READ THIS BOOK IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR GAME - ANYWHERE.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I play softball and i love this book everyone plzzzz read!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book helps not only in tight and stressful situiations, it gives tips to help concentrate on anythin you want to. It includes quotes and accutate examples to help the reader understand just what the author is trying to describe. Im 14 and a baseball player with thats a known hothead. I personally saw improvement in my attitude and performince the gamafter i started reading this book, and i know how to apply it to everyday life