Book review: Jim Bouton biography goes deep inside writing of ’Ball Four’


Jim Bouton the pitcher was famous for a time for a few successful World Series appearances as a New York Yankee in the early 1960s. But Jim Bouton’s legacy was minted as a writer, and he reveled in that fame. “I loved being a medium celebrity,” he’d often say. “It’s a boost to the ego. But not enough to interfere with life.”Fifty years ago, Bouton wrote “Ball Four,” an insider’s look at baseball and often the first book […]  » Read More

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