Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Ball Four: The Final Pitch

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by Jim Bouton
     
 

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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,

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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.

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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:
9781491542859
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
09/23/2014
Edition description:
Unabridged
Sales rank:
1,014,577
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.67(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.