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Mark Otten

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The Psychology Of The Clutch Athlete

A psychologist looks at why some athletes surge under pressure.

“I don’t know. It’s unbelievable. It’s amazing,” said Dodgers outfielder Enrique “Kiké” Hernandez after Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, when he became the first Dodger in the team’s 134-year history to hit three home runs in a postseason game.

This should automatically vault Hernandez to the status as one of the greatest Dodgers of all time, right? Up there with Roy Campanella, Duke Snider, and Jackie Robinson?

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