“Ball Four” is a behind-the-scenes look at the world of professional baseball, as told by former New York Yankee Jim Bouton. This exposé takes readers on a detailed tour of life in the big leagues, from the locker room to the dugout to the press box. Along with colorful anecdotes and outrageous stories, Bouton also provides an insightful analysis of America’s pastime.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for the sports lover who wants an insider’s perspective on what goes on in professional baseball. It provides a detailed, no-holds-barred account of life in the big leagues, from locker room culture to game strategy.
- It’s a great look inside the world of professional baseball
- Bouton is an entertaining and insightful author
- The book is well researched with plenty of anecdotes
- It is very long
- It may be boring to some people
- Some of the content may be offensive to others
Learn more about the author
Jim Bouton pitched for the 1962 New York Yankees, then spent 10 years as a major league pitcher. After his baseball career ended, he worked in television and publishing. Bouton is also the author of “Foul Ball” and “I’m Glad You Didn’t Take It Personally.” I pitched for the Yankees in 1962, and then I spent 10 years as a major league.
“This is one of the most fascinating and enjoyable books about baseball. Bouton takes you behind the scenes for an uncensored look at what really goes on in professional ballparks.”
“A classic that is essential for any baseball fan.”
“If you’re a fan of baseball, you’ll love this book. If you’re not a fan of baseball, you’ll still love this book. Bouton provides an insider’s look at the game and its players, and it’s fascinating reading.”