Super Sky Point to Jim Bouton, who wrote a book that I read when I was fourteen that changed my life. When you get to heaven, smoke ‘em inside, Bulldog. #BallFour #RIP
"Ball Four" author Jim Bouton talks with Johnny Carson about the knuckleball on The Tonight Show! (1977) #MLB #BallFour ~ RIP Jim... https://t.co/Cbq3jiF0sS
RIP Jim Bouton - The former #Yankees pitcher and author of the all-time classic baseball book, “Ball Four”, has passed away at age 80. #MLB #BallFour https://t.co/WBMTz8NCRy
In 1978, "Ball Four" author Jim Bouton completed a major league comeback with the Atlanta #Braves, getting a win vs. the San Francisco Giants! #MLB #BallFour
~ RIP Bulldog... https://t.co/ySLMuVfsUy
“I can still remember Pete Rose, on the top step of the dugout screaming, “F**k you, Shakespeare.”" RIP Jim Bouton, the bard of baseball #BallFour https://t.co/Ma3XRPClb1
The first 2 Major Leaguers I ever met were Dick Radatz and Jim Bouton in 1964. It was awesome to hear them talk about hitters. Later Jim Bouton came on @PlanetMikey
and did an hour of great radio with Bill Lee. #BallFour #TheWrongStuff RIP Mr. Bouton and thank you.
#RIPJimBouton. #BallFour was one of the first books I ever read. #JimBouton made me love baseball AND writing even more -- because it showed me that both pastimes were enjoyed by real people. I am forever thankful he had the balls to write the truth.
RIP Jim Bouton . I wouldn't be a writer if it wasn't for Ball Four. He signed this copy of Ball Four for me after pitching a semi pro team to victory in July 96, Saugerties, NY. #ballfour https://t.co/udnpcuX17d
#RIP Jim Bouton [https://t.co/m1TyZ2z9Fp
]. The Bulldog. RHP for #Yankees, #Pilots, #Astros, #Braves. 20-game winner in '63, won 2 #WorldSeries games in '64, but best known for his book, #BallFour. Go beyond just his stats on #BaseballAlmanac. #Topps
I was lucky enough to interview Jim Bouton a couple of times. He was funny, insightful & forever young. He's now smiling once again and reunited with his daughter Laurie. RIP Jim. https://t.co/xLjSOCOUIJ
#JimBouton #BallFour #Yankees @MLB
Wow, #RIPJimBouton I found #BallFour when I was 13 at the house of someone I was babysitting for (a minister no less!) and never looked back. Probably read it three times before I was 20.
Nostalic memories of #JimBouton, #Mickey Mantle, #Yogi Berra & the rest of#NY #Yankees in #BallFour. Required reading for #mlb #fans. #RIP #journalism #best #book #Reading #readAwrite #BaseBall #BaseballLivesHere #bestseller https://t.co/1uzyRs8yhS
RIP Jim Bouton,
who was a great mentor to my cousin Rich who, under him won over 250 senior men’s Baseball games as a starting pitcher after age 50.. #BallFour
#BallFour changed the way I think about athletes.
RIP Jim Bouton
#BallFour and #Bouton are so important well BEYOND baseball or sports....that someone was willing to speak truth about how an institution works, and how it's stars are flawed, in a way that would cost him so much is utterly heroic. It stands the test of time more than most.
I was sad to learn that Jim Bouton passed away. His book #BallFour is poignant and deservedly legendary. But his life was far more interesting than just that chapter. This wonderfully written obituary by Bruce Weber seems a fitting tribute. #SeattlePilots https://t.co/lXbWcRc08D
#BallFour was one of the first books I ever read that was not assigned by a teacher. It's cliche but it changed the way I looked at sports, at writers, at athletes. This book & #PortnoysComplaint made me a reader.I wish love strength & vivid memories to his family. TY #JimBouton https://t.co/yGEMls6GkE
That copy was stolen in the Cayman Islands about 8 years ago. The pages were literally falling out of the book because it had been read so many times by so many of my friends. #BallFour
One of the best pets of #BallFour was you can read it in a manner of what happened on this day during the 1969 season. To commemorate Jim Bouton’s death, July 10th’s entry. It was a good one. https://t.co/odpqSyR7oe
RIP Jim Bouton. You were a classic #MLB #BallFour
RIP #JimBouton. #BallFour was and still is one of my favorite books. A masterpiece of sports writing.
RIP Jim Bouton. “Ball Four” is and always will be in my library #BallFour
Remembering Yankees pitcher and author of "Ball Four" Jim Bouton who passed away at 80. https://t.co/nIlBbyak3x
#jim bouton #ballfour #yankees #dougmilesmedia
As we all like to tell our stories, Bouton's book #BallFour was a combination diary of his 1969 season and memoir of his years with the Yankees, Pilots, and Astros in a world where people are not supposed to tell what happens behind the scenes. https://t.co/nQRWP4Gdv1
As the tributes to Jim Bouton come in, we should also remember Jim Brosnan whose book The Long Season paved the way for Bouton. #BallFour
RIP #Jimbouton before my time playing but loved #BallFour. Killed joe torre in it lol
A tip of the cap goes out to a good pitcher and one of the game's greatest characters in JIM BOUTON. #BallFour #ImGladYouDidntTakeItPersonally https://t.co/Ai4caXJqMg
So very sad. #BallFour had a huge impact on me as a teen - I’ve re-read it more than any other book. Bouton taught me that pro athletes can have a world view, and be articulate and funny as hell. 1/2 https://t.co/Bz6skf36BB
#JimBouton, Author of Tell-All Baseball Memoir #BallFour Dies at 80. Such an important book for me. So funny and influential. https://t.co/qXrR3iPm0b
Before #BallFour, sports memoirs were mostly generic, ghostwritten Triumphs of the Human Spirit rushed out immediately after a player's breakout season. After 1970? Publishers demanded dirt, color, life, the real story. #JimBouton improved an entire subgenre of books. R.I.P. https://t.co/edFU6zJRFp