A Hardback edition by Rick Ankiel in English (Apr 18, 2017)
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The author recalls how, following a game in which he inexplicably began throwing wild pitches, he battled with an anxiety condition known as "the yips" for years before abandoning... Read more
The author recalls how, following a game in which he inexplicably began throwing wild pitches, he battled with an anxiety condition known as "the yips" for years before abandoning pitching and becoming a successful hitter.
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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