Ball Four The Final Pitch by Jim Bouton

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Published by Bulldog Publishing (MA) .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Sports,
  • Baseball - Essays & Writings,
  • Baseball - General

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages540
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8562753M
ISBN 10097091170X
ISBN 109780970911704

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When first published inBall 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 by: 4. Ball Four might be the greatest baseball book ever written. Correction, Ball Four might be the greatest sports book ever written. What Bouton accomplished with Ball Four was to tear the cover off of professional sports by exposing the tangled core underneath the canned responses to interviews, the hagiography of sports heroes, and the mundane existence of living out of a suitcase for six months.4/5.

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The result was that kids learned to play baseball without Brand: RosettaBooks. Free download or read online Ball Four pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in January 1stand was written by Jim Bouton. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

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Ball Four was a best seller in and probably still is the best selling American sports book of all time. It was named as one of The New York Public Library’s Books of the Century.

Roger Angell attributed to the success of the book to Jim Bouton’s ability as a “day-to-day. Ball Four might be the greatest baseball book ever written. Correction, Ball Four might be the greatest sports book ever written.

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3 on a list of the top sports books of all time. Rev. of: Ball four plus ball five. Pages:   JIm Bouton, whose controversial book "Ball Four" exposed the personal lives of his baseball teammates, died Wednesday, his wife Paula Kurman said.

He was Ball Four is a baseball classic, a number one bestseller when it was published; it still is in demand throughout the U.S. Now in a new updated hardcover edition, Ball Four will reach a whole new generation of avid baseball fans.

In fact, Ball Four has been selected by the NY Public Library as 3/5(2). Reading and re-reading “Ball Four” has been, to quote Neil Young at the Band’s Last Waltz, one of the pleasures of my life. It has also, alas, been the burr under my saddle for 40 years. 'Ball Four': The Book That Changed Baseball.

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“Ball Four” sold millions of copies and remains in print 49 years later, and was the only sports book included in the New York Public Library’s list of “Books of the Century.”. Jim Bouton, the sore-armed pitcher for the New York Yankees and other teams whose "Ball Four" is widely considered the most important book about American sports ever written, died Wednesday, Major.

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This ebook version of Ball Four includes the first edition, the, and updates, and photos. “An irreverent, best-selling book that angered baseball’s hierarchy and changed the way journalists and fans viewed the sports world.” —The Washington Post.

Ball Four was the first book to tell the truth about professional sports; it was loved by women and non-fans but hated by the establishment and many major league players. It is not a book about baseball, it is a book about people who happen to be baseball players.

As much as Ball Four made a star and a household name out of its author, it did much more when it made its way onto bookshelves in the spring of Today, 45 years after its publication and surprising rise to national bestseller lists, the book continues to serve as a snapshot of baseball and American culture in the s.

Twentieth-anniversary edition of a baseball classic, with a new epilogue by Jim first published inBall 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.4/5().

A completely updated edition of “the book that changed baseball” (NPR), chosen by Time magazine as one of the “ Greatest Non-Fiction” books. When Ball Four was published init created a firestorm. Bouton was called a Judas, a Benedict Arnold, and a “social leper” for having violated the “sanctity of the clubhouse.”/5(12).

BALL FOUR, by Jim Bouton, Available: Amazon, Kindle Commissioner Bowie Kuhn was so furious that he wanted Jim Bouton to dissociate himself with his own irreverent autobiography.

Jim Bouton, a once-promising pitcher with the New York Yankees who found greater fame as the author of “Ball Four,” an irreverent, best-selling book that angered baseball’s hierarchy and. Baseball was outraged when the book first came out in Many players and baseball executives considered Bouton a turncoat.

But the years have shown that Ball Four was a groundbreaking book, one that set the standard for tell-all books to come. These other books, however, have never reached the level of excellence of Bouton's "Ball Four."Cited by: 4. If you ever had the chance to have Jim Bouton sign a copy of “Ball Four,” his autograph often came with the quip, “Smoke ’em inside.”.

That was an oft-quoted phrase in the book, from. His critics argued that Ball Four was bad for baseball. For me, however, an eleven-year old who had recently discovered baseball, the book made. Book review: Ball Four: The Final Pitch by Jim Bouton. Septem Patrick T Reardon 0. More than 40 years after it was first published, Jim Bouton’s “Ball Four,” his diary of his season with two major league teams, remains eminently readable and entertaining.

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Fans, however, loved /5(3). 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 Synopsis.

The diary of a major league baseball player during one season reveals the game's venal and foolish aspects. /5(). The thing about Jim Bouton that always amazed me — and warmed my heart — was the pure joy he derived from his masterpiece, “Ball Four.” “I have lived with the book for so long now, and.

Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Jim Bouton; Leonard Shecter. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Revised edition of: Ball four plus ball five.

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Forty years after the release of Bouton’s “Ball Four,” his behind-the-scenes diary of a season pitching in the big leagues, the book still resonates. And not just with curmudgeonly coaches. A completely updated edition of "the book that changed baseball" (), chosen by Time magazine as one of the " Greatest Non-Fiction" books.

When Ball Four was published init created a firestorm. Bouton was called a Judas, a Benedict Arnold, and a "social leper" for having violated the "sanctity of the clubhouse.".

Having recently reread Ball Four by Jim Bouton, it’s hard not to share the humor and wit of one of baseball’s finest books. Ball Four was written during the season by Bouton, a knuckleball pitcher trying to get his career back on track.

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