The Story of an MLB Pitcher Who Literally Forgot How to Pitch, Then Returned to the Majors at a New Position
In 1999, Rick Ankiel was baseball's pitching prospect with the most hype. A season later, the 20-year-old lefty with a lethal curveball helped lead the Cardinals to the playoffs. But in the postseason, his stardom-bound career took a bizarre, disastrous turn. Over the next seven years, he worked his way back to the majors, changing positions along the way.