Jim Bouton Was Baseball's Misunderstood Evangelist

The New YorkerOn Sunday, September 10, 1978, Jim Bouton took the mound for the Atlanta Braves against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Bouton was thirty-nine years old and hadn't pitched in the majors in eight seasons. He was, by that point, more famous as the author of the ...

July 11th 2019


Jim Bouton Opened Up the Major Leagues to Everyone

The New York TimesIn high school they called him Warm-Up, because he only ever pitched in the bullpen. He was an unknown, this Jim Bouton, having just moved to Illinois from New Jersey. He loved the game, sure. But that didn't mean they had to let him pitch. It was the same ...

July 11th 2019


Late Jim Bouton remembered for Yankees and 'Ball Four' fame, but it was Portland that fueled his comeback

OregonLive.comJim Bouton, a 21-game winner for the New York Yankees in 1963 and author of the best-selling Major League tell-all book “Ball Four,” died Wednesday. He was 80. News spread quickly on the internet and in the baseball community. The New York Times ...

July 11th 2019


Baseball World Will Miss The Sharp Wit Of Jim Bouton

ForbesJim Bouton, right, chairman and CEO of the Vintage Base Ball Federation (VBBF), chat with federation team players Matt "Crazy Legs" March, left, of the Bristol Barnstormers from Bristol, Conn., and David "Fleetwood" Chambers of the Pittsfield Hillies from ...

July 11th 2019


Jim Bouton, ex-Yankees pitcher and 'Ball Four' author, dies

ABC NewsJim Bouton, the former New York Yankees pitcher who shocked and angered the conservative baseball world with the tell-all book "Ball Four," has died. He was 80. Bouton's family said he died Wednesday at the Great Barrington home he shared with wife ...

July 11th 2019