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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Several Cubs players expressed condolences via social media Monday. He’s going to help you think more clearly in a difficult moment and that’s a good thing. Ravizza is survived by his wife, Claire, and daughters Monica and Nina.

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This one features a cover photo of Anthony Rizzowho stressed how far mental skills have come over the years. 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.

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Chicago Cubs remember sports psychologist Ken Ravizza

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No different than your hitting coach or your pitching coach or infield coach. Who will counsel MLB, union to avoid labor strife? 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 When you talk to him, it was great.


His communication, so much of it came from his ability to listen. He was always there, he was always happy, he was always smiling. Cubs infielder Tommy La Stella contemplated quitting the game several years ago, though it wasn’t Ravizza who talked him out of it. On Monday, Maddon posted on Twitter: His greatest strength was his ability to listen and truly hear what you needed and put it in a language that would make sense. Huddled with them at their lockers in good times and bad, he was an ear and a gentle voice — one that will be missed.

InAngels pitching coach Marcel Lachemann asked Ravizza to work with the staff, and the relationship thrived. Ken’s message resonated with a lot of different folks, whether you were a professional athlete who had reached the mountaintop, a first-year coach or somewhere in between, Ken was there to lend his voice and help others achieve their dreams.

He also played a part in some of the manager’s favorite sayings.

Sports psychologist Ken Ravizza helped keep Cubs at ease

Everyone is in a rush to share their opinions and share what they know. He always had a different perspective and I’ll never forget his voice! He also worked with several U. The two worked together kwn 30 years.

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 major league baseball players, died Sunday night, six days after suffering a heart attack while driving in Orange County. Slugger Cruz, Twins reach 1-year deal Minnesota Twins. That he simply cared about you,” Ke said.


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Sports psychologist Ken Ravizza dies at 70; mental skills coach for MLB, college teams

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Ravizza was well known in baseball, but Maddon stressed his work with football players and Olympians, among others. Rest easy buddy, thank you for everything.

Who will get the call? We lost a great one last night y’all, the good doctor KenRavizza1 was in a league all his own. He will be deeply missed by myself and our entire organization. Ravizza earned his Rvaizza. Cubs sports psychologist Ravizza passes at I was lucky to have met him as thousands of others were.

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 the bar for mental preparedness in sports and life. Auctions – Bid or Buy Now. My first Hall of Fame raviza 4d Keith Law. The Dodgers’ Justin Turner posted on Twitter: