Ball Four: The Final Pitch

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Midpoint Trade Books, Incorporated, Jan 1, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 528 pages
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Ball Four is a baseball classic, a number one bestseller when it was published; it still is in demand throughout the U.S. Now in a new updated hardcover edition, Ball Four will reach a whole new generation of avid baseball fans. In fact, Ball Four has been selected by the NY Public Library as one of the "Books of the Century." And David Halberstam writes: "a book deep in the American Vein, so deep in fact that is by no means a sports book." Bouton has written a baseball book about the reality of the game. Thirty years after its publication, it remains as wonderful to read as ever.

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Bouton is a good writer. - Goodreads
Just kind of a meandering, plodding pace. - Goodreads
Plus, he's a pretty funny damn writer.) - Goodreads
The writing is not dated at all. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Monte Lamb - Goodreads

There are some books that should be read every 10 years or so and if you are a baseball fan, this is maybe the most important. It is important to remember that when this book first came out, it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jwonnacott - Goodreads

This book shares some insight into what baseball was like in the late 60's/early 70's. It is pretty interesting in that regard. Bouton's story of being very successful and then having to remake ... Read full review

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Jim Bouton was a major league pitcher for the New York Yankees, Seattle Pilots, Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves. His book, Ball Four, was entered into evidence at the decisive arbitration hearing that led to free-agency in baseball, and the New York Public Library included it as one of its Books of the Century.

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