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Ball Four

Twentieth Anniversary Edition

Jim Bouton, Jim Bouton (Editor), Leonard Shecter (Editor)

Paperback

List Price: 15.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (12/22/2020)
Paperback (4/1/2014)
Hardcover (1/1/2010)
MP3 CD (9/23/2014)
MP3 CD (4/2/2013)
MP3 CD (4/2/2013)
Compact Disc (4/2/2013)
Compact Disc (4/2/2013)

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't ordinarily follow baseball.

Wiley, 9780020306658, 504pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 1990



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.