Ball four: my life and hard times throwing the knuckleball in the Big Leagues

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World Pub. Co., 1970 - Sports & Recreation - 400 pages
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The diary of a major-league baseball player during one season reveals the game's venal and foolish aspects

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

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User Review  - Andrea Richardson - Goodreads

I liked this book a great deal; but, I grew weary of his constant highlights of his career. Something about it began to sound arrogant and boring. But, I would not not recommend reading Ball Four which was a rare glimpse into baseball and therefore quite interesting. Read full review

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User Review  - David Lewis - Goodreads

what a great book. lots of anecdotes about all sorts of things, from the baseball field, the back of the bus, and relationships. the commentary in ball five about the cozy relationship reporters who ... Read full review

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