CHICAGO — Ken Ravizza, a pioneer in sports psychology who worked closely with Cubs manager Joe Maddon and Angels skipper Mike Scioscia, passed away. Dr. Ken Ravizza, a Cal State Fullerton professor who was among the leading sports psychologists in the nation and a guru of sorts for dozens of. Ken Ravizza, who died Sunday, affected the Cubs and manager Joe Maddon in part by helping them “think more clearly in a difficult moment.”.

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He was always there, he was always happy, he was always smiling. Said infielder Tommy La Stella: We lost a great one last night y’all, the good doctor KenRavizza1 was in a league all his own.

The two worked together for 30 years. He’s going to help you think more clearly in a difficult moment and that’s a good thing. Said Mead on Twitter: Hall of Fame ballot kfn The Titans turned their season around, going the rest of the way and winning the College World Series title over a Texas team coached by Augie Garrido, who died earlier this year.

Ravizza, 70, was a favorite of Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, who knew and employed Ravizza for decades. You just talk to him. On Monday, Maddon posted on Twitter: You can follow her on Twitter CarrieMuskat. You are a true pioneer.

Cubs sports psychologist Ravizza passes at 70

He had such a knack for that. Tampa has ‘really no fan base at all’ Tampa Bay Rays.


Ravizza’s last book, “Heads-Up Baseball 2. Who will get the call? This morning the sports world lost one of the best mental game coaches to ever do it. A’s hope there’s more growth left for Profar 7d Keith Law.

This one features a cover photo of Anthony Rizzowho stressed how far mental skills have come over the years. He also played a part in some of the manager’s favorite sayings.

You let whatever you want off your chest. Inhe wrote a book, “Heads Up Baseball 2. Ravizza was there for the players.

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He’s left an eternal impact on all of us. His communication, so much of it came from his ability to listen. He was always there, always smiling.

You could get whatever you want off your chest. Life is crazy, one minute you’re celebrating and the next you’re mourning. Several Cubs players expressed condolences via social media Monday. InAngels pitching coach Marcel Ravizzza asked Ravizza to work with the staff, and the relationship thrived.

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Chicago Cubs remember sports psychologist Ken Ravizza

How defense helps or hurts players on the Hall of Fame ballot Atlanta Braves. Ravizza was a ien at Cal State Fullerton. There’s no doubt in my mind I would have never made it to the big leagues without KenRavizza1. I will ravizzx you Doc. Maddon retained Ravizza as a mental skills coach for several years in Tampa Bay, and Ravizza followed Maddon to Chicago, where several Cubs players credit Ravizza for his work in helping them win the World Series. Ravizza earned his Ph.

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How well ravziza you know this year’s candidates? Ravizza worked with a variety of athletes — from high schoolers to Olympians — and treated them all with the same respect and professionalism. Every time I rock in the box I’ll be rocking for you.

Sports psychologist Ken Ravizza dies at 70; mental skills coach for MLB, college teams

If you watch how we play — going pitch to pitch, never giving up, staying in the moment — that is what Ken was all about.

I favizza lucky to have met him as thousands of others were. M’s letter explains firing of performance director Seattle Mariners. This morning the sports world lost one of the best mental game coaches to ever do it.