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Ball Four: The Final Pitch
     

Ball Four: The Final Pitch

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by Jim Bouton
 

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The beloved baseball classic now available in paperback, with an updated epilogue by Jim Bouton

When Ball Four was first published in 1970, it hit the sports world like a lightning bolt. Commissioners, executives, and players were shocked. Sportswriters called author Jim Bouton a traitor and "social leper." Commissioner Bowie

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The beloved baseball classic now available in paperback, with an updated epilogue by Jim Bouton

When Ball Four was first published in 1970, it hit the sports world like a lightning bolt. Commissioners, executives, and players were shocked. Sportswriters called author Jim Bouton a traitor and "social leper." 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.

For the updated edition of this historic book, Bouton has written a new epilogue, detailing his perspective on how baseball has changed since the last edition was released.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A book deep in the American vein, so deep in fact it is by no means a sports book." —David Halberstam

"Ball Four is a people book, not just a baseball book." —Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781630260347
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/01/2014
Pages:
508
Sales rank:
61,675
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet 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.

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Capt_Frank_NJ More than 1 year ago
A real disappointment. I read the original. He edited out many things to become more PC. Which was the allure- it was not PC crap of today. A sell out.