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- The Final Pitch
- By: Jim Bouton
- Narrated by: Jim Bouton
- Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
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.
Three Ten Year Updates Give Bouton a 5th Star
- By Byron on 08-09-12
Must listen for all baseball fans
Do you love baseball? Do you ever wonder what it must be like to be a major leaguer? Well this is the book for you. Great story with tons of behind the scene stories of a Major League Baseball player. I would highly recommend for any baseball fan.
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