"An irresistible story whose outcome remains in doubt until the very end. Not just a funny book, but a patriotic one."--San Francisco Chronicle
"What it shares with Ball Four is Bouton's humor, his keen sense of what's right and wrong, and a remarkable tale that--if you didn't trust the author--you would find difficult to believe."
"Ball Four is a book I wanted to write. Foul Ball is a book I had to write."--Jim Bouton
"Now in his fifth decade of telling the truth no matter the consequences, Bouton proves that a badly run city government can be just as dangerous--and just as hilarious--as a badly run baseball team."
About the Author
JIM BOUTON was an All-Star pitcher and won twenty-one games for the New York Yankees in 1963. In 1964 he won eighteen games and beat the Cardinals twice in the World Series. His diary of the 1969 season with the Seattle Pilots and Houston Astros-Ball Four-was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the Books of the Century, a list that included Gone with the Wind, Catch-22, and In Cold Blood. Bouton, who builds stone walls and does motivational speaking, lives in Egremont, Massachusetts, with his wife Paula Kurman.