, author of The Mental ABCs of Pitching
and The Mental Game of Baseball
, died on February 28th. A sports psychologist, Dorfman counseled hundreds
of baseball players, mentoring
some of the best players in the modern era. Mike Pelfrey
called Dorfman after nearly every start. Roy Halladay, before he was "Doc," went to see the Dorfman
and continues to give his book on pitching
to all young pitchers. A 2009 profile of "Dr. Baseball"
explained how Dorfman worked, "One week I’m Hamlet, the next week I'm Bozo. You come to me with a certain disposition; I better know who to play…. I am neither an asshole nor a saint, in totality. I am whatever is required at the moment."
posted by gladly
on Mar 1, 2011 -