Stan. Bob. Albert. Rick.
Only the true icons of St. Louis Cardinals baseball get the first name treatment from The Nation. And yes – Rick.
Go ahead and ask your sister if you don’t agree.
Good news… Mr. Ankiel has been hired as a ‘Life Skills Coordinator’ by the Washington Nationals according to Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispacth.
Says Ankiel about his new job:...
Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 24 First player/coach to wear #24: Jimmy Hudgens (1923) Last player/coach to wear #24: Rick Ankiel (2009) Player/coach to wear #24 in the most seasons: Whitey Herzog (10 total) Number of players/coaches to wear #24: 57 Last time not worn: 1993 but number was in circulation nearly every season post-WWII until 2010. [...]
Rick Ankiel. Photo Credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images
Rick Ankiel, who has had quite an interesting career path through the Minor and Major Leagues, retired after the 2013 season.
It was announced Thursday that Ankiel will be back in baseball. Not as a player this time, although it could have been possible given his background and age, but as a minor league “life skills” coordinator...
Former MLB pitcher and outfielder Rick Ankiel has a unique new role in the Washington Nationals organization – life skills coordinator. Now, what exactly *is* a life skills coordinator? Here’s how the Nationals explained the position.
Washington also welcomes back to the organization Ankiel, who will serve as the Life Skills Coordinator. Ankiel retired in 2013 after playing parts...
WASHINGTON (AP) Former major leaguer Rick Ankiel has been hired by the Washington Nationals as a ''life skills coordinator'' to mentor players in the minors.
Ankiel retired as a player after an 11-season career that began as a 20-year-old pitcher for St. Louis and ended in 2013 as an outfielder for the New York Mets, with stops in Kansas City, Atlanta, Washington and Houston.
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2015
The Washington Nationals have hired former pitcher/outfielder Rick Ankiel to their minor league staff. Ankiel’s official title will be “Life Skills Coordinator.”
A former top prospect pitcher, Ankiel saw his career flame from the mound as he surprisingly forgot how to find the strike zone. He later emerged as an outfielder who topped out at 25 home runs in 2008.
Rick Ankiel’s complicated baseball playing career has come to an end. According to MLB.com, St. Louis Cardinals announcer Dan McLaughlin said during Wednesday’s spring training broadcast that Ankiel was retiring and looking for a front office job in MLB. Ankiel addressed the announcement via his Twitter account: Just got off the boat and see the […]
Rick Ankiel is done with baseball. The former pitcher turned outfielder did not sign with a team this winter.
Ankiel, 34, was believed to be seeking a contract to play in 2014.
Initially, Ankiel came up as a pitcher making 51 appearances – 41 starts. He finished that portion of his career with a 3.90 ERA and 1.36 WHIP from 1999-2004.
After injuries forced him to give up pitching...
Free agent outfielder Rick Ankiel is hopeful that he will be able to continue his MLB career.
Ankiel, 34, appeared on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and said he was still wanting to play but had not been contacted by anyone who shared that interest.
In 2013 Ankiel appeared in 45 games between the New York Mets and Houston Astros hitting .188/.235/.422 with seven home runs and 18 RBI...