With a jam packed crowd at Gibson's Bookstore in downtown Concord on a windy and cold Thursday evening, 12-year major league veteran (and Concord native) Bob Tewksbury took questions and comments regarding his new book 'Ninety Percent Menta,' which gives an inside look into the mental aspect of baseball.
Tewksbury currently serves as Mental Performance Coach with the San Francisco Giants. He was team psychologist of the Boston Red Sox before heading west.
After spending 12 seasons pitching for the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres and Minnesota Twins, Tewksbury knows a thing or two about the mental part of the game.
He knows the toll it takes winning and losing and playing with and against all-stars and hall-of-famers like Tony Gwynn, Ryne Sandberg, Rickey Henderson, Ozzie Smith, Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez and Dave Winfield.
Many questions were asked by the audience, everything from Bob's favorite team to play for in a season (the 1996 San Diego Padres), overall (St. Louis Cardinals), to what advice he got from players in the past, like Cardinals hall-of-famer Bob Gibson.
The book signing was also great, with people waiting in line for over an hour after the Q & A session to get their book signed by the 1992 National League All Star Game selection, and native son done good!