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
Ball Four gives a lot of insight into the pressures o - Goodreads
Plus, he's a pretty funny damn writer.) - Goodreads
The writing is not dated at all. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Pat Murphy - Goodreads

Jim Bouton was a major league pitcher in the '6os and has a knack for telling an interesting story. He tells it like he sees it, holding nothing back to save anyone's feelings or reputation. Not scandalous or tabloid like. Often very funny. Read full review

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User Review  - Bill M - Goodreads

I've read this book several times over my lifetime. A definite classic. A real story told by a real person told with great humor and transparency. A must read for all baseball fans. Read full review

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