Ratings : 14673

Review : 620


Published : Jul. 1, 1990

By : Wiley

Language : eng

Paperback : 504 Pages

Published : Jul. 1, 1990

By : Wiley

Language : eng

Paperback : 504 Pages

Ball Four

14673 Ratings - 620 Review

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.



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