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Ball Four: Twentieth Anniversary Edition

Ball Four: Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Author: Jim Bouton
ISBN 13: 9780020306658
ISBN 10: 20306652
Edition: 20th Anniversary
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 1990-07-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 465
List Price: $15.95

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'tordinarily follow baseball.