Jim Bouton, 1939-2019

BALL FOUR changed my life…and then, 30 years later, I finally understood it.

I discovered Jim Bouton’s Ball Four in a church yard sale when I was about ten years old, give or take a year. I was still playing Little League, and still had the dream many kids have at that age of being a star athlete when I grew up, but I was already at a point where I sort of knew that wasn’t happening. Still, I read everything about sports I could…

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