Intangibles

Big-League Stories and Strategies for Winning
the Mental Game—in Baseball and in Life

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Intangibles:  Big-league Stories and Strategies for Winning the Mental Game -- in Baseball and in Life
Cover photograph by Tyler Wainwright

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Release date: August 2012
Price: $17.95
Pages: 268
Binding: 5.25 x 8 x .8
ISBN: 978-1-61822-016-5

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“Geoff Miller has devised a virtually flawless program to assist anyone who aspires to become a winning major league player.”
“One of the most remarkable books to come out in years is called Intangibles by Geoff Miller.”
“Intangibles is filled with lessons and tools for helping baseball players in all stages of their development.”
—Fredi Gonzalez
Manager, Atlanta Braves
“Geoff Miller is insightful in explaining the mental aspect of baseball with real issues, simple terms and practical solutions.”
—Dave Littlefield, Chicago Cubs
Special Asst. to the General Manager
Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager (2001-2007)
“I am convinced that this book is one of the best compositions written on the mental aspects within the game of baseball.”
“A must read for athletes looking to gain a mental edge or simply better identify their own strengths.”
—Bryan Minniti, Assistant General Manager, Washington Nationals

Foreword by Vince Gennaro, author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball


Table of contents

A must read for all baseball players, coaches, and fans…

Mental skills coach Geoff Miller has spent years helping professional baseball players improve their mental toughness—both on and off the field. Now, he’s making these invaluable lessons available to everyone who loves the game of baseball.

From high school to the Major Leagues, all baseball players struggle with competition, pressure, and their own personal challenges. This book, through inspiring stories about professional baseball players in various stages of their careers, as well as hands-on tips and questionnaires, will help players evaluate and improve the mental skills that are necessary for that competitive edge.

In Intangibles, you’ll find stories, instruction, and practical applications that teach players and coaches how to put forth their best mental games—portrayed through the eyes of those who have experienced those learning moments firsthand in their quests to become Major Leaguers. From a local park’s baseball diamond to dusty minor league dugout benches to the musty concrete tunnels under Major League stadiums, Intangibles meets players where they are, offering specific ways to improve performance and outlook.

Players features in the book include Brandon Moss, Nyjer Morgan, Nate McLouth, Ryan Vogelsong, Jason Bay, Adam LaRoche, Matt Capps, among others.

Whether you hope to be a big league player someday, or whether you simply want to play your best game, this book is essential for all athletes who want to learn how to overcome fear, build confidence, and develop a mental framework for success.

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About the Author

Geoff Miller is a partner at Winning Mind, LLC, a San Diego-based company that helps elite performers in sports, business, and the military perform under pressure. The majority of his time is spent as the Mental Skills Coach for the Atlanta Braves organization. In this role, Geoff is involved with the Braves major league team, each of their minor league affiliates, and he conducts psychological evaluations of potential draft selections for the Scouting Department. Geoff has provided mental skills coaching services to two other Major League Baseball teams as well, spending 2005-2009 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and 2010 with the Washington Nationals. In addition to MLB clients, Geoff is a resource to player agents with clients in football and basketball and provides individual coaching to amateur athletes in Southern California.

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