List Price: $15.95
Copyright Year: 1990
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication Date: 7/1/1990
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
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'tordinarily follow baseball.
Preface - 1980, 1990. Editor's Foreword. Introduction. BALL FOUR. Part 1 They Made Me What I am Today. Part 2 "My Arm Isn't Sore, It's Just A Little Stiff." part 3 And Then I Died. Part 4 I Always Wanted to See Hawaii. Part 5 The Yanks Are Coming, The Yanks Are Coming. Part 6 Shut Up. Part 7 Honey, Meet Me In Houston. Appendix Tell Your Statistics To Shut Up. BALL FIVE - Ten Years Later. BALL SIX - Twenty Years Later. Photographs. The Boys of Ball Four. About the Editor. Index.