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Just Tell Me I Can't

How Jamie Moyer Defied The Radar Gun And Defeated Time

By Jamie Moyer

Long-time fans of the National Pastime have known Moyer's name for more than 25 years. That's because he's been pitching in the bigs for all those years.

With his trademark three pitches - slow, slower, and slowest - the left-handed Moyer is a pinpoint specialist whose won-lost record actually got better as he got older -- from his 20s to his 30s and into 40s. He's only a few wins shy of 300 for his amazing career.

But this is where the book takes an unusual turn. Moyer was just about finished as a big leaguer in his mid-20s until he fatefully encountered a gravel-voiced, highly confrontational sports psychologist named Harvey Dorfman. Listening to the "in-your-face" insights of Dorfman, Moyer began to re-invent himself and reconstruct his approach to his game. Moyer went on to become an All-Star and also a World Series champion.

Yogi Berra once observed that "Half of this game is 90% mental." And Moyer's memoir proves it.

Format: Book
Author: Moyer, Jamie
Summary: The former major league pitcher describes how an "in-your-face" sports psychologist helped him reinvent and reconstruct himself just as he thought his career was over and instead helped him become an All-Star and World Series champion.
Title: Just tell me I can't : how Jamie Moyer defied the radar gun and defeated time / Jamie Moyer and Larry Platt.
Publisher Date: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
Subject: Moyer, Jamie. Baseball players -- United States -- Biography Pitchers (Baseball) -- United States -- Biography
Isbn: 1455521582 9781455521586
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Format: Book
Author: Moyer, Jamie.
Summary: The former major league pitcher describes how an "in-your-face" sports psychologist helped him reinvent and reconstruct himself just as he thought his career was over and instead helped him become an All-Star and World Series champion.
Title: Just tell me I can't : how Jamie Moyer defied the radar gun and defeated time / Jamie Moyer and Larry Platt.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
Description: vii, 276 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: Moyer, Jamie.
Subjects: Baseball players -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Pitchers (Baseball) -- United States -- Biography
Other Author: Platt, Larry
Other Title: Just tell me I cannot
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: 2013004654
ISBN: 1455521582
ISBN: 9781455521586
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: B Moyer