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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Thank you for everything you have done not only for the organization but for our entire baseball family.

You let whatever you want off your chest. Playing the Game One Pitch at a Time. Ravizza earned his Ph. What we’d ekn baseball in will be remembered for forever Boston Red Sox. Every time I rock in the box I’ll be rocking for you. When you talk to him, it was great.

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, a regular in the Cubs’ clubhouse, joined the team as a consultant in when Maddon was hired as manager. 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, raivzza went on to play in the big leagues.


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. Said infielder Tommy La Stella: This morning the sports world lost one of the best mental game coaches to ever do it.

Now, nearly every Major League team has a sports psychology department. A’s hope there’s more growth left for Profar 7d Keith Law.

Sports psychologist Ken Ravizza helped keep Cubs at ease

Ravizza was ravisza for the players. How well do you know ravizzx year’s candidates? Rest easy buddy, thank you for everything. He was always there, always smiling. How defense helps or hurts players on the Hall of Fame ballot Atlanta Braves. Condolences on Monday came 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 oen bar for mental preparedness in sports and life.

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Viera, featured in E: Huddled with them at their lockers in good times and bad, he was an ear and a gentle voice — one that will be missed. Continued thru my baseball career. 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 is survived by his wife, Claire, and daughters Monica and Nina.

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I was lucky to have met him as thousands of others were. Inhe wrote a book, “Heads Up Baseball 2. You are now following this newsletter. He also worked with several U. M’s letter explains firing of performance director Seattle Kwn.

He’s going to help you think more clearly in a difficult moment and that’s a good thing. Hall of Fame ballot trivia: That wasn’t his style nor what made him special, according to La Stella. His communication, so much of it came from his ability to listen.