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Ball Four

By Bouton, Jim




Ball Four is a book written by former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Bouton in 1970. The book talks about Bouton's career with the New York Yankees, the Houston Astros, and primarily his season with the Seattle Pilots (the club's only year in existence). Despite its controversy at the time, with baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn's attempts to discredit it and charging it detrimental to the sport, it is considered to be one of the most important sports books ever written.


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BALL FOUR: My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues.

Bouton, Jim.

Cleveland:: World Publishing Company. (1970).. First edition. One of Sports Illustrated "Top 100 Sports Books of All Time." INSCRIBED, "To Paul and Froggie - 'Smoke em inside.' Jim Bouton." Froggie was the nickname of the first wife of Paul Zimmerman, the Sports Illustrated columnist fondly known as "Dr. Z" to his many fans. With two AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED BY BOUTON laid in: the first is two pages, dated June 1968, and, among other things, mentions having to wear another player's jock strap; the second is three pages, dated August 1968, and is written from Spokane, which Bouton calls "oblivion city." According to the Sports Illustrated write-up on the book, "Though a declining knuckleballer, Bouton threw nothing but fastballs in his diary of the 1969 season. Pulling back the curtain on the seriocomic world of the big leagues, he writes honestly and hilariously about baseball's vices and virtues. At a time when the sport was still a secular religion, it was an act of heresy to portray players pounding the 'Ol' Budweiser,' 'chasin' skirts' or 'poppin' greenies.' (And that was during games.) But finally, a love story. Bouton writes, '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.' " Spine and cover edges fading, page edges a little spotted, offsets to endpaper from old newsclipping, otherwise about very good in like dust jacket showing light soiling and edge wear. .

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Ball Four

Jim Bouton

1993-07-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ball Four: My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues

Jim Bouton

1971-09-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ball Four

Jim Bouton

1971-06-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Jim Bouton

2001-05-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ball Four : The Final Pitch

Jim Bouton

2000-02-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ball Four

Jim Bouton

World Books, 1970. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine Copy In Like Jacket.Stated First Printing.$6.95 on Flap.Excellent Fresh Copy of This Baseball Classic.

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Ball Four: Twentieth Anniversary Edition

Jim Bouton

1990-05-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Bouton, Jim

Easton Press. LEATHER BOUND. B000COGY2M SIGNED Collector's Edition, full blue leather gilt. All edges gilt, lightly marked. Slightly sprung. Includes Easton Press certificate and printed "Note about Ball Four...." . Good.

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Ball Four: the Final Pitch.

Bouton, Jim.

Norwak. : Easton Press., 2001. . Hardcover, full navy leather, raised bands, gilt decorations, all edges gilt, silk endpapers, ribbon marker. . Fine, as new in the original shrinkwrap. . 8vo..

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Jim Bouton

2013-04-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ball Four

Jim Bouton

NY: MacMillan, 1990. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). First Thus.

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Jim Bouton

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Jim Bouton

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Ball Four

Jim Bouton (Author); Leonard Shecter (Edited By)

New York: A Dell Book/ Published By Dell Publishing CO., Inc., 1971. 2nd Dell Printing, March 1971 . Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 370 pp. Solidly bound copy with minimal external wear, crisp pages and clean text. Slightly creased spine. Minimal crease in front cover.

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Jim Bouton

2014-03-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Bouton, Jim

Bulldog Publishing. Hardcover. 097091170X New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-) . New.

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Jim Bouton

2014-03-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ball Four: My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues

Jim Bouton

Dell Pub Co, 1971-03-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Jim Bouton

2013-04-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ball Four

Jim Bouton

New York: Dell Publishing, 1971. Ball Four by Jim Bouton, edited by Leonard Shecter- Dell Publishing, New York- February 1971- 1st Edition-1st Printing- Softcover paperback:-12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall- As New, no jacket as issued- very minor shelf rubs, otherwise, other than opening by customers to see the printing and condition, an unread copy and Gift Quality!- SEE PHOTO- A very controversial book when it was first published- As fine a copy as can be had- Non-fiction-sports-baseball-MLB-Yankees-Bouton (4520). 1st Edition-1st Printing. Paperback. As New/No Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall.

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Ball Four

Bouton, Jim

Dell Publishing Co., Inc, 1971-01-01. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Jim Bouton

2013-03-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Jim Bouton

Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 2001 llector's Edition. Signed by author on Easton Press Presentation page.. Full blue leather with gilt titles and decorations; silk moire endpapers; all edges gilt; ribbon page marker. Signed Easton Press Certificate of Authenticity and blank bookplate laid in. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dj.

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Ball Four: My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues

Bouton, Jim, ed. by Leonard Shecter

Place_Pub: New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1993. Reprint Edition. First Thus Printing. Hardcover. Very good/good. 400 pages. Illus., statistical appendix, some soiling and wear to DJ. Signed by the author (Bouton). Reprint of the edition originally published in 1970. This frank insider's look at baseball is a diary of Bouton's 1969 season as a pitcher with the Seattle Pilots and the Houston Astros, and a memoir of his years with the New York Yankees, Seattle Pilots, and Houston Astros. Bouton's revelations on Mickey Mantle's lifestyle and excesses spawned much of the book's notoriety.

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Bouton, Jim

Bulldog Publishing. Hardcover. 097091170X Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Jim Bouton

Bulldog Publishing, 2001-04-01. Revised. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Ball Four : The Final Pitch

Jim Bouton

Sports Publishing LLC, 2000-10-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Ball Four : The Final Pitch

Bouton, Jim

Sports Publishing LLC. Hardcover. 1582613109 New Condition. . New.

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Ball Four: My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues

Bouton, Jim

Dell Pub Co. PAPERBACK. 0440104157 New Condition. . New.

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Bouton, Jim

Turner. PAPERBACK. 1630260347 New Condition. . New.

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Bouton, Jim

Bulldog Publishing. Hardcover. 097091170X New Condition. . New.

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Ball Four

Bouton, Jim , Edited By Leonard Shecter

Dell Publishing Co., Inc. Used - Good. Good condition.

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Bouton, Jim

Turner, 2014. Paperback. New. 9 x 6 cm.

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Ball Four

Jim Bouton

1971-06-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ball Four

Bouton, Jim

Dell. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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Ball Four: My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues

Jim Bouton

1971-09-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Jim Bouton

2001-05-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ball Four

Jim Bouton

1993-07-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ball Four : The Final Pitch

Jim Bouton

2000-02-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ball Four

Bouton, Jim

Cleveland: World Publishing. VG+. 1970. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First edition (Stated) bound in blue cloth with black lettering and bl ue colophon on spine. Photo illustrated, 8vo size, 400 pages. A VG+ co py, covers show minor fading to the spine and upper edge of the boards . Has one small bump to the upper edge of the rear board. Contents are clean, tight and unmarked, In a VG price clipped dj that has small fr ays at the spine tips and the top right corner of the front panel. A s olid copy. .

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Ball Four

Jim Bouton

U.S.A.: Barnes & Noble Books, 1993. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Thus. 1993 Barnes & Noble Books First Thus printing **SIGNED* on the half-title page and in NF/VG+ condition..

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Jim Bouton

2014-05-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Ball Four

Bouton, Jim

Dell. Used - Good. Good condition. Owner's name on inside. Stamped on page edges. Slightly dampstained.

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Ball Four : The Final Pitch

Bouton, Jim

Champaign, IL, U.S.A.: Sports Publishing, Inc, 2000 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). NF in VG DJ; flat signed on flyleaf; DJ has price clipped; 12th printing.

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Bouton, Jim

Bulldog Publishing. Hardcover. 097091170X original 1970 World Publishing hard cover - 1st edition 1st printing - some chipping to edge of dust jacket - some staining to dust jacket and page edge - minor wear to cover - otherwise binding strong contents clean - now in mylar cover - enjoy . Very Good.

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Ball Four : The Final Pitch

Bouton, Jim

Sports Publishing LLC. Hardcover. 1582613109 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Bouton, Jim

Turner. PAPERBACK. 1630260347 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Ball Four: My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues

Bouton, Jim

Dell Pub Co. PAPERBACK. 0440104157 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Bouton, Jim

Bulldog Publishing. Hardcover. 097091170X Like New Condition. . Fine.

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