Items related to Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Bouton, Jim Ball Four: The Final Pitch

ISBN 13: 9781630260347

Ball Four: The Final Pitch

4.03 avg rating
( 18,370 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781630260347: Ball Four: The Final Pitch
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The beloved baseball classic now available in paperback, with an updated epilogue by Jim Bouton

When Ball Four was first published in 1970, it hit the sports world like a lightning bolt. Commissioners, executives, and players were shocked. Sportswriters called author Jim Bouton a traitor and ""social leper."" 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. Following his death, Bouton’s landmark book has remained popular and his legacy lives on through its many readers, including those who don't ordinarily follow baseball.

For the updated edition of this historic book, Bouton wrote a new epilogue, detailing his perspective on how baseball has changed since the last edition was released.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

As a player, former hurler Jim Bouton did nothing half-way; he threw so hard he'd lose his cap on almost every pitch. In the early '70s, he tossed off one of the funniest, most revealing, insider's takes on baseball life in Ball Four, his diary of the season he tried to pitch his way back from oblivion on the strength of a knuckler. The real curve, though, is Bouton's honesty. He carves humans out of heroes, and shines a light into the game's corners. A quarter century later, Bouton's unique baseball voice can still bring the heat.

From the Author:

For the new edition of this historic book, Jim Bouton has written a highly entertaining epilogue, reflecting upon his life at the age of 60, the traumatic death of his daughter, and the heartwarming invitation from the Yankees to play in his first Old-Timers’ Day game since his exile from the club. Says the author about his ground-breaking book, "By establishing new boundaries, Ball Four changed sports reporting at least to the extent that, after the book, it was no longer possible to sell the milk and cookies image again. Besides, you can get sick on milk and cookies." Ball Four is a high-and-inside fastball that will forever be a journalistic classic.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780020306658: Ball Four: Twentieth Anniversary Edition

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0020306652 ISBN 13: 9780020306658
Publisher: Howell Book House, 1990
Softcover

9780970911704: Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Bulldo..., 2001
Hardcover

9781684426423: Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Turner, 2020
Hardcover

9781582613109: Ball Four

Sports..., 2000
Hardcover

9780025139800: Ball Four

John W..., 1990
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Bouton, Jim
Published by Turner (2014)
ISBN 10: 1630260347 ISBN 13: 9781630260347
New Softcover Quantity: 16
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER! SHIPS IN STURDY CARDBOARD PACKAGING!. Seller Inventory # OTF-Y-9781630260347

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Bouton, Jim
Published by Turner (2014)
ISBN 10: 1630260347 ISBN 13: 9781630260347
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 52YZZZ00OS52_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Bouton, Jim
Published by Turner (2014)
ISBN 10: 1630260347 ISBN 13: 9781630260347
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 531ZZZ00PQ1D_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Bouton, Jim
Published by Turner (2014)
ISBN 10: 1630260347 ISBN 13: 9781630260347
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Booklot
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 530ZZZ00TAYQ_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Bouton, Jim
Published by Turner (2014)
ISBN 10: 1630260347 ISBN 13: 9781630260347
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 532ZZZ00OTIZ_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Bouton, Jim
Published by Turner (2014)
ISBN 10: 1630260347 ISBN 13: 9781630260347
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Vital Products
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 536ZZZ00SIVE_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Bouton, Jim
Published by Turner (2014)
ISBN 10: 1630260347 ISBN 13: 9781630260347
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
upickbook
(Daly City, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # mon0000233422

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Bouton, Jim
Published by Turner 4/1/2014 (2014)
ISBN 10: 1630260347 ISBN 13: 9781630260347
New Paperback or Softback Quantity: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Ball Four: The Final Pitch. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781630260347

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Bouton, Jim ; Kurman, Paula
Published by Turner (2014)
ISBN 10: 1630260347 ISBN 13: 9781630260347
New Softcover Quantity: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1630260347

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Bouton, Jim
Published by Turner (2014)
ISBN 10: 1630260347 ISBN 13: 9781630260347
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Campbell Bookstore
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # NewCamp1630260347

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book