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Ankiel, Rick (1736654)
Ankiel, Rick (1736654)

Rick Ankiel

Rick Ankiel was a major-league pitcher and outfielder with the
St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals, among other teams, for 11
seasons. Born in 1979, Ankiel debuted with the Cardinals a month after
his 20th birthday, and became the first major-league player since Babe
Ruth to win at least 10 games as a pitcher and hit at least 50 home
runs. He retired as a player in 2013. He is currently a studio analyst
for Fox Sports Midwest. With his wife, Lory, and sons Declan and Ryker,
Ankiel lives in Jupiter, Fla.

Tim Brown is an award-winning writer with 25 years'
experience covering Major League Baseball at the Los Angeles Times, the
Newark Star-Ledger, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Los Angeles Daily News
and Yahoo! Sports. He co-wrote, with Jim Abbott, the New York Times
bestseller, "Imperfect: An Improbable Life." He resides with his wife,
Kelly, in Venice, CA.

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The Phenomenon

The Phenomenon

by Rick Ankiel

Rick Ankiel had the talent to be one of the best pitchers ever. Then, one day, he lost it.

The Phenomenon is the story of how St. Louis Cardinals prodigy Rick Ankiel lost his once-in-a-generation ability to pitch--not due to an injury or a bolt of lightning, but a mysterious ...

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