All that changed the Kansas City Royals went to the World Series in 1985, playing their cross-state rival, the St. Louis Cardinals. Biancalana drove in the winning run in a crucial game five and rang up an on-base percentage of.435, good enough for second best on a team that featured Hall of Famer George Brett and stars like Willie Wilson, Hal McRae and Frank White, among others.
Biancalana recounts his performance as his getting in the proverbial “zone,” often described as a mystical experience for an athlete and musician. It arrives with a tremendous sense of freedom that happens by chance, allowing the athlete or musician to perform at a very high level.
After his playing career ended, Biancalana says he was inspired to pursue an understanding of what being “in the zone” was and how to get in the zone with intent rather than by chance. His book, The 7 Secrets of World Class Athletes, dives into the science behind the zone, and Biancalana sits down for a conversation with Bay Area Hall of Fame Sportscaster Rich Walcoff on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7pm and the Depot Bookstore & Cafe in Mill Valley.
Biancalana & Wolcoff will discuss the brain’s process in athletic development, as well as his work on the science behind greatly enhancing performance, expediting development and minimizing soft tissue injuries. Biancalana, the founder of Buddy’s Zone Motion Training, will show how to get in the “zone” through teaching subtle yet powerful processes in the brain.
The 411: Buddy Biancalana will speak about his book, The 7 Secrets of World Class Athletes, and sit down for a conversation with Bay Area Hall of Fame Sportscaster Rich Walcoff on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7pm and the Depot Bookstore & Cafe in Mill Valley. MORE INFO.