Ball Four

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Ball Four

Twentieth Anniversary Edition

By Jim Bouton; Jim Bouton (Editor); Leonard Shecter (Editor)

Wiley, Paperback, 9780020306658, 504pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1990

Description

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.



About the Author
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.