Sunday, April 28, 2013

#56 Jim Bouton, Pitcher

Probably the most famous of the Seattle Pilots was Jim Bouton. If you've ever any baseball books, you should have read his book:

Jim was purchased from the Yankees before the 1969 season came. He would make 57 appearances with the Pilots before being traded to the Houston Astros on August 24, 1969.

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Jim would see time with Houston in 1969 and 1970. He would resurface in the minors in 1975, and would make one final run with the Atlanta Braves in 1978.

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Commishbob said...

Great post. I played ball with his nephews. I would have bet he'd be a pro player.

'Ball Four' should be required reading for every baseball fan.

Jim from Downingtown said...

I read Ball Four while on a cross-country vacation with the family in 1971.

A few years ago, I found the updated version, and started reading it last year. I think I'm up to chapter 2. :(