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Every tribute to Jim Bouton, the pitcher who died yesterday at 80, of course included praise for his groundbreaking book “Ball Four.” But Bouton also was responsible for co-founding & commercializing Big League Chew. Not all fun. Substituting tobacco for shredded gum saved lives.
We're saddened to learn Jim Bouton, 80, has died. The former @Yankees All-Star pitcher revolutionized baseball journalism and literature as the author of "Ball Four" — named one of @nypl's best books of the 20th century. #SABR bio: https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/75723b1f
BREAKING: Jim Bouton, Yankees pitcher and 'Ball Four' author, dies at 80 https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/10/jim-bouton-dies-80/
My Dad handed me Jim Bouton’s “Ball Four” in 1970 and said “this is a great book with many great truths in it. Learn from it. And if you use any of the language around the house I’ll kill you.”
Jim loved that story. Because he shortly became the 1st sportscaster who used humor..
Rest In Peace Jim Bouton. Thank you for Ball Four. Thank you for your sense of humor. Thank you for loving baseball enough to refuse to take it seriously. Thank you for doing that panel with Howard Zinn in 2006. That was awesome. Will miss you.
The former New York Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton, who shocked the baseball establishment with the tell-all book "Ball Four," has died at age 80 https://on.wsj.com/2jB1LHQ
Ball Four taught me about greenies, Joe Pepitone's toupee, and that "beaver shooting" had nothing to do with shooting beavers.
As a baseball fan, but especially as a writer, I'm really going to miss Jim Bouton being around on this earth.
This photo is from 2017, when Jim Bouton, who was struggling with his health, still wanted to play catch in his backyard in the Berkshires. Nobody ever captured the humor and humanity of ballplayers the way Bouton did in Ball Four. Rest easy, Bulldog.
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➡️ Remembering "Ball Four" author Jim Bouton, who died at the age of 80
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Jim Bouton passes.Boyhood idol cause he was a Yankee.Hit a homer off him in 1965 in 1st ML win.Reading his classic,”Ball Four”on the spring training team bus to Pompano Beach, Frank Robby saw me,wouldn’t talk to me for a month.Unique man,that happened to pitch. #RIP @masnOrioles
Jim Bouton died today. He wrote the Landmark book Ball Four. In it he wrote You spend a great deal of time gripping a baseball only to find in the end it was the other way around all the time. He humanized players. He was hated for it but not by me. Funny and articulate.
Saddened by the loss of #JimBouton. His Ball Four was one of the seminal books about #baseball, and I had the chance to meet him a few times. RIP. https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/nydn-remembering-the-life-and-career-of-jim-bouton-20190710-photogallery.html
For @TheAthleticMLB, I wrote about the legacy of Jim Bouton & Ball Four, the book that made you feel like you were eavesdropping on Mantle/Maris & made a 12-year-old baseball and reading fanatic fall further in love with both.
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Announcement: Jim Bouton's papers acquired by the Library of Congress. https://ourgame.mlblogs.com/new-jim-bouton-and-ball-four-now-at-the-library-of-congress-2bc14d33c719
Incredibly sad to hear about the passing of Jim Bouton, a "Bullpen" semi-regular. "Ball Four" was groundbreaking and his opinions were always valued on the show.
Legendary Tribune baseball writer Jerome Holtzman once invited Paul Sullivan to pick any book from his home library.
Sullivan picked “Ball Four.”
Holtzman was appalled.
https://bit.ly/2LjnW1y via @PWSullivan