Ball Four
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"Ball Four" Quotes

By Jim Bouton

sports | 504 pages | Published in NaN

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.

ISBN_13:9780020306658

Quotes

You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.

Jim Bouton

You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.

Jim Bouton

You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end, it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.

Jim Bouton

You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, only to realize it was the other way around all along.

Jim Bouton

Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?

Jim Bouton