Ball Four: Twentieth Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

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

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780020306658
ISBN-10: 0020306652
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: July 1st, 1990
Pages: 504
Language: English