Rick Ankiel

My guest is former major league baseball player Rick Ankiel, unfortunately known for being a starting pitcher whose "yips", or wild pitches, derailed his pitching career. In his new autobiography, "The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life," we discuss how he bounced back from this devastating experience, resurrected his career as an outfielder, and learned valuable life lessons as well.

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"Coping Conversations” is a popular 15-minute radio show, hosted by internationally renowned psychologist, Dr. Bob Phillips, which has been aired on radio stations and as a nationally available audio-streamed program since 1991.

Dr. Phillips is also the author of more than 35 best-selling books, and the founder and director of the Center for Coping (www.coping.com) on Long Island, New York.




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