""Ball Four is a people book, not just a baseball book."" --Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
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Jim Bouton was truly a man ahead of his time, or was baseball just behind the times? I think both. It wasn't really about the game as played but about the men that played it when... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Steve Shoudy
The title says it all.....Easily one of the finest books of the 20th century. Over the course of my life, I have re-read this book at least 20 times over. It never gets old!Published 12 days ago by Mario Lawrence
Its no wonder this book was disdained at the time by the establishment - it tells what it is like to be a ball player in the 60s: the feelings of being used and disregarded by the... Read morePublished 12 days ago by John Wright
Ok, drags a little. Pretty good book for the time period. Historians will appreciate.Published 14 days ago by Renee DeLouche
very well written book - when his daughter died I cried for about an hour. this book is way more than an insight into professional baseball.Published 1 month ago by edward john
This book really changed my perception on baseball, in a good way I must add, simply because it showed that players are human beings. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Charles D.
While I can see and appreciate the impact Ball Four made upon its original printing, it is far removed from even a regular daily tabloid story today. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joe Dileo
My Dad missed this when it originally came out. He loved it as I did as a teenager.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book is from far before my time (born in 86) but was an unreal experience for me. I discovered of its existence while watching 'The Battered Bastards of Baseball' on Netflix... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alex