978-0-7618-2980-5 • Paperback • January 2005 • $52.99 • (£41.00)
978-1-4616-1217-9 • eBook • January 2005 • $50.00 • (£38.00)
Harvey Dorfman has worked in education and psychology as a teacher, counselor, coach, and consultant. In 1999, Dorfman became a full-time consultant in sport psychology and staff development for the Scott Boras Corporation, an agency that represents professional baseball players. Harvey has also been a freelance journalist, his work having appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Miami Herald and Los Angeles Times, among others. For eight years, while teaching in Vermont, he wrote a weekly column entitled "Miscellany" for the Rutland Herald. His "Mind Game" column appeared in PRO, a quarterly magazine for professional athletes. Dorfman lectures at major universities and for corporations on psychology, self-enhancement, management strategies, and leadership training.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Locomotive
Chapter 3 Keystone Kids
Chapter 4 First Ballgame
Chapter 5 All Across
Chapter 6 Checkers
Chapter 7 Sledding
Chapter 8 Gin Rummy
Chapter 9 A New Ballgame
Chapter 10 Rocky
Chapter 11 Wild Pitch
Chapter 12 Flyweight vs. Heavyweight
Chapter 13 Time Out & In With Dr. Belly
Chapter 14 Prospect or Suspect
Chapter 15 Once a Mohawk…
Chapter 16 Lou
Chapter 17 Doc Comes Through
Chapter 18 A Fledgling Eagle
Chapter 19 How Is Soccer Going?
Chapter 20 Academics
Chapter 21 Ways & Means; Play & Work
Chapter 22 Social Decorum: New Art, Old Instincts
Chapter 23 Back on the Athletic Fields
Chapter 24 A. Huntley Parker, Jr.
Chapter 25 Senior Season
Chapter 26 A Real Job
Chapter 27 Conflict with Cupid
Chapter 28 Moving On-Happily, Sadly
Chapter 29 About the Author
I was always envious of those who raved about a teacher who had a profound effect on their lives. Unfortunately, I did not have such an educator during my school years. At the age of twenty-six, however, I met an inspirational teacher who helped shape my life. Harvey helped me become a better Major League pitcher, but more importantly, helped me be a better husband, father, and friend. I feel grateful and blessed to have such an extraordinary person in my life. When I am asked who my most influential teacher was, my answer is, 'Harvey Dorfman, he helped change my life for the better.'
— Al Leiter, former all-star pitcher
It's easy to understand how Harvey has been able to help so many professional athletes after reading what he did to combat his own struggles as a youth. He knows by direct experience that his no-nonsense, aggressive approach to problem-solving works. This is an insightful and entertaining look into the boy who 'fathered the man.'
— Scott Boras, Uber-agent, Major League Baseball Players
A remarkable personal revelation of a man who struggled with a debilitating illness through his childhood. His hardships became his foundation for helping athletes, from high school through the professional level, to achieve their highest potential. Read this book to appreciate the boy and man behind 'the mental game.'
— David J. Schopick, MD, Psychiatrist (Child, Adolescent, and Adult) and author of Safe At Last: A Handbook for Recovery From Abuse