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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No different than your hitting coach or your pitching coach or infield coach. He’s going to help you think more clearly in a difficult moment and that’s a good thing. Auctions – Bid or Buy Now.

InAngels pitching coach Marcel Lachemann asked Ravizza to work with the ien, and the relationship thrived. This article originally published at Ravizza visited with the team recently while the Cubs were in Los Angeles and was scheduled to do so again this week while they are back in California.

Ravizza’s last book, “Heads-Up Baseball 2. Slugger Cruz, Twins reach 1-year deal Minnesota Twins. 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?

He had such a knack for that. Be the first to comment Hide Comments. A’s hope there’s more growth left for Profar 7d Keith Law.

Cubs sports psychologist Ravizza passes at 70

Playing the Game One Pitch at a Time. On Monday, Maddon posted on Twitter: Said Mead on Twitter: I will miss you Doc. You let ravizzaa you want off your chest.


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

He also played a part in some of the manager’s favorite sayings. Five key stats rqvizza hitters on the Hall of Fame ballot 6d Christina Kahrl.

Ravizza, 70, was a favorite of Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, who knew and employed Ravizza for decades. Cubs infielder Tommy La Stella contemplated quitting the game several years ago, though it wasn’t Ravizza who talked him out of it.

Ravizza, a regular in the Cubs’ clubhouse, joined the team as a consultant in when Maddon was hired as manager.

Everyone is in a rush to share their opinions and share what they know. You could get whatever you want off your chest. The two worked together for 30 years. Ravizza worked with a variety of athletes — from high schoolers to Olympians — and treated them all with the same respect and professionalism. Ravizza earned his Ph. Players may need drastic steps to stir stagnant market 9h Buster Olney. That’s why you got to enjoy every day. How defense helps or hurts players on the Hall of Fame ballot Atlanta Braves.

Rest easy buddy, thank you for everything. Thank you for everything you have done not only for the organization but for our entire baseball family.

Chicago Cubs remember sports psychologist Ken Ravizza

That he simply cared about you,” Lifrak said. His words were impactful, made you think and were accompanied by passion and understanding. We keb a great one last night y’all, the good doctor KenRavizza1 was in a league all his own.


When you talk to him, it was great. You are now following this newsletter. Said infielder Tommy La Stella: Inhe wrote a book, “Heads Up Baseball 2. Continued thru my baseball career.

He was really great to have conversations with. My first Hall of Fame ballot 4d Keith Law. We started when I was kicking field goals in kem. Watch Joe Maddon reminisce about his good friend, Ken Ravizza, a longtime mental skills coach. Now, nearly every Major League team has a sports psychology department. You are a true pioneer. Cubs sports psychologist Ravizza passes at 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.

Tim Mead, vice president of communications for the Angels, remembered Ravizza on Monday as well. This one features a cover photo of Anthony Rizzowho stressed how far mental skills have come ekn the years. Who will counsel MLB, union to avoid labor strife? There’s no doubt in my mind I would have never made it to the big leagues without KenRavizza1.

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