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

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

by Rick Ankiel, Tim Brown


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ISBN-13: 9781610396868
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 04/18/2017
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 215,296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Rick Ankiel was a major-league pitcher and outfielder with the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals, among other teams, for 11 seasons. Born in 1979, Ankiel debuted with the Cardinals a month after his 20th birthday, and became the first major-league player since Babe Ruth to win at least 10 games as a pitcher and hit at least 50 home runs. He retired as a player in 2013. He is currently a studio analyst for Fox Sports Midwest. With his wife, Lory, and sons Declan and Ryker, Ankiel lives in Jupiter, Fla.

Tim Brown is an award-winning writer with 25 years' experience covering Major League Baseball at the Los Angeles Times, the Newark Star-Ledger, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Los Angeles Daily News and Yahoo! Sports. He co-wrote, with Jim Abbott, the New York Times bestseller, "Imperfect: An Improbable Life." He resides with his wife, Kelly, in Venice, CA.

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The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting book. Good quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not only a great sports book but also of the human spirit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It really touched my heart because we all have some form of anxiety. I can’t imagine what he went through. I have had sleepless nights due to it. But this “Thing” he described is real. It is an honest and open recollection, at times I just felt sorry for him. I remember when he went through but did not know the back story which is tragic. It is a miracle he came out of this the man he is today.