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Crunch Time by Billy Beane, Judd Hoekstra, Rick Peterson

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Preface

The privilege of a lifetime is to be the best of who you are and to exercise that privilege every day.

—RICK PETERSON

In the spring of 2013, I received a call from someone seeking to write a book with leadership guru Dr. Ken Blanchard. After working with Ken for almost 15 years, I’ve heard this request many times. However, this request was unlike any of the others. I stood up and took notice.

The caller was Rick Peterson, the most renowned pitching coach on the planet. He coached the Oakland Athletics pitching staff during the famed Moneyball era. He also coached a New York Mets pitching staff comprised of All-Stars, Cy Young Award winners, and Hall of Famers. Being a former college baseball player and lifelong fan of the game, I was ...

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