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Shawn Okeefe

The Nail Guy

Annapolis, MD | Member Since 2012

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  • Ball Four: The Final Pitch

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jim Bouton
    • Narrated By Jim Bouton
    Overall
    (335)
    Performance
    (302)
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    (301)

    When Ball Four was published in 1970, it created a firestorm. Bouton was called a Judas, a Benedict Arnold and a “social leper” for having violated the “sanctity of the clubhouse.” Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force Bouton to sign a statement saying the book wasn’t true. Ballplayers, most of whom hadn’t read it, denounced the book. It was even banned by a few libraries. Almost everyone else, however, loved Ball Four.

    Dennis Anderson says: "Author's reading provides new insight into classic"
    "Great for baseball enthusiasts"
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    What does Jim Bouton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Since Jim is reading the words he wrote, you can tell how passionate he is about that particular part of the book. You can tell his emotion whether its happy or sad, or if it is still funny to him this day.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    From the in the crowd to the out crowd for telling it like it is.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is great for learning about baseball before the time of the players union. It is also is interesting hearing baseball traditions and quirks that I thought were unique to the 80's and 90's growing up playing baseball were around well before I was born.

    The original part book Ball Four is a good length. If you are really interested in Jim Bouton and what he did in his life after the book, then read the others Ball Five and other editions.

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