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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 will be deeply missed by myself and our entire organization. The Dodgers’ Justin Turner posted on Twitter: My first Hall of Fame ballot 4d Keith Law. Viera, featured in E: This article originally published at Cubs sports psychologist Ravizza passes at His greatest strength was his ability to rzvizza and truly hear what you needed and put it in a language that would make sense.

We lost a great one last night y’all, the good doctor KenRavizza1 was in a league all his own. Ravizza was well known in baseball, but Maddon stressed his work with football players and Olympians, among others.

You are a true pioneer.

He helped create a loving and caring ravlzza that we are all about. Playing the Game One Pitch at racizza Time. Some players still are more accepting of the approach than others, and that was just fine for Ravizza.

You are now following this newsletter. Ravizza worked individually with players on other teams and often maintained ties with former Cal State Fullerton players such as Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, who went on to play in the big leagues.

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

Angels sign veteran Lucroy to 1-year contract Los Angeles Angels. Cubs infielder Tommy La Stella contemplated quitting the game several years ago, though it wasn’t Ravizza who talked him out of it. InAngels pitching coach Marcel Lachemann asked Ravizza to work with the staff, and the relationship thrived. Auctions – Bid or Buy Now. I was lucky to have met him as thousands of others were. M’s letter explains firing of performance director Seattle Mariners.

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Continued thru my baseball career. Huddled with them at their lockers in good times and bad, he was an ear and a gentle voice — one that will be missed. Ravizza worked with the Angels for about 15 years, from towhere he developed a close relationship with then-Angels coach Joe Maddon, who went on to become manager of the Tampa Bay Rays in and the Chicago Cubs in Ravizza’s ravozza book, “Heads-Up Baseball 2.

Cubs sports psychologist Ravizza passes at 70

Inhe wrote a book, “Heads Up Baseball 2. Said Mead on Twitter: He was always there, he was always happy, he was always smiling.

Condolences on Monday rabizza from college coaches, such as Oregon’s George Horton and Penn State’s Rob Cooper to Yankees third-base coach Phil Nevin, who wrote, “Ken Ravizza, simply put, set the bar for mental preparedness in sports and life.

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Ravizza has had an impact on players, managers, coaches, and front-office staff, but he always stayed behind the scenes. This one features a cover photo of Anthony Rizzowho ,en how far mental skills have come over the years. Every time I rock in the box I’ll be rocking for you. Ravizza earned his Ph. Thank you for everything you have done not only for the organization but for our entire baseball family.

He had such a knack for that.

Chicago Cubs remember sports psychologist Ken Ravizza

Rest easy buddy, thank you for everything. Ravizza came of age at a time when even talking about things like mental skills and sports psychology was taboo, particularly in baseball, where managers had the final word on everything.

Ravizza was a professor at Cal State Fullerton. I will miss you Doc.

He’s going to help you think more clearly in a difficult moment and that’s a good thing. His communication, so much of it came from his ability to listen. This morning the sports world lost kwn of the best mental game coaches to ever do it. What we’d bet baseball in will be remembered for forever Boston Red Sox.

His words were impactful, made you think and were accompanied by passion and understanding. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies?

When you talk to kwn, it was great.

Ravizza was able to connect with players, whether it was catcher Willson Contreras or pitcher Mike Montgomery.