Just Tell Me I Can't

Just Tell Me I Can't

How Jamie Moyer Defied the Radar Gun and Defeated Time

Book - 2013
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Long-time fans of the National Pastime have known Moyer's name for more than 25 years. That's because he's been pitching in the bigs for all those years.

With his trademark three pitches - slow, slower, and slowest - the left-handed Moyer is a pinpoint specialist whose won-lost record actually got better as he got older -- from his 20s to his 30s and into 40s. He's only a few wins shy of 300 for his amazing career.

But this is where the book takes an unusual turn. Moyer was just about finished as a big leaguer in his mid-20s until he fatefully encountered a gravel-voiced, highly confrontational sports psychologist named Harvey Dorfman. Listening to the "in-your-face" insights of Dorfman, Moyer began to re-invent himself and reconstruct his approach to his game. Moyer went on to become an All-Star and also a World Series champion.

Yogi Berra once observed that "Half of this game is 90% mental." And Moyer's memoir proves it.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781455521586
Characteristics: vii, 276 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Platt, Larry


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Sep 16, 2015

A must read for any/all fans of baseball. This is a big shout out to baseball guru Harvey Dorfman. Moyer was able to do great things on the mound by using his smarts. He really got into the batter's heads. His change-up was deadly because he knew when to throw it and where to throw it. Location is everything. It's also a shout out to modern day sports medicine. Moyer went under the knife several times, he did the recovery right everytime. I'll always cherish the few times I saw him pitch here at the Safe, here in Seattle. A good guy living his dream and doing good things.

Aug 27, 2014

It was really nice to read a sports bio that didn't include raciness or cursing. Jamie Moyer's a great guy, and a great pitcher.

Oct 30, 2013

Entertaining book about former Mariner pitcher, Jamie Moyer. Not so much an autobiography as a memoir about his biggest professional challenges and how he handled the mental aspect of the game. And despite winning the World Series with the Phillies, his favorite team remains the 2001 Mariners.


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