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