Ball Four

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Jim Bouton, Leonard Shecter
Wiley, Jul 26, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 472 pages
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Twentieth-anniversary edition of a baseball classic, with a new epilogue by Jim Bouton.

When first published in 1970, Ball Four stunned the sports world. The commissioner, executives, and players were shocked. Sportswriters called author Jim Bouton a traitor and "social leper." Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force him to declare the book untrue. Fans, however, loved the book. And serious critics called it an important social document. Today, Jim Bouton is still not invited to Oldtimer's Days at Yankee Stadium. But his landmark book is still being read by people who don'tordinarily follow baseball.

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My favorite baseball book. I must have read it before the start of every baseball season.

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Ball Four by Jim Bouton has been hailed as a groundbreaking exposŤ that opened the hidden side of baseball to the general public. The sports world is said to have been "shocked" and "outraged" by the ... Read full review


part2 My Arm Isnt Sore Its Just A Little Stiff
appendix Tell Your Statistics To Shut Up
BALL SIXTwenty Years Later

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About the author (1990)

Jim Bouton, former major league pitcher, is now a writer, businessman, motivational speaker and ace pitcher for a semipro baseball team near his home in Teaneck, New Jersey.

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