Book Reviews of Ball Four

Ball Four
Ball Four
Author: Jim Bouton
ISBN-13: 9780020306658
ISBN-10: 0020306652
Publication Date: 7/12/1990
Pages: 465
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Wiley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
Groundbreaking book for it's time that quite honestly is more interesting as a timepiece then as a "behind the scenes" book. I found the info on the reaction to it more interesting than the book itself. Still, an important, yet fun read.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is both a gritty book and a very funny one. Bouton exposes the underbelly of baseball back in the '70s, and his words have an ironic ring when it comes to the state of baseball today.

When I read this 20 years ago, I remember being shocked -- this isn't what REALLY happened in the dugout, is it? These are my heroes and they are doing WHAT? I also remember laughing out loud a lot. And, surprisingly to me, Bouton is a damn good writer for a lousy pitcher.