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Addressing The Mental Aspect of Baseball Performance

I had never heard of Dorfman when he called in 1989 after reading my book, "The Psychology of Winning Baseball." He said a number of major league clubs were looking for somebody like me, who had played professional baseball and had a background in psychology. I was flattered and told Dorfman, "Feel free to give out my name and number." Most general managers, I thought, still believed in the old-school philosophy that no baseball player needed a sports psychologist. But within the next few days, I started to receive phone calls from representatives of major league teams like the Indians’ Hank Peters, the Orioles’ Roland Hemond and the White Sox’ Jerry Reinsdorf. When Fisk as a coach was being discussed earlier in the week some were concerned that a confrontational coach might not wash. However, as this piece states, Dorfman succeeded because of his controntational style.
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