R.I.P. Jim Bouton

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Jim Bouton has died at age 80. I read his books as a kid & loved them. He was a thoughtful, funny guy. And a real groundbreaker - you could argue that his behind-the-scenes sports book was the first of its type.
 

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The article didn't mention it, but he paid a price for writing "Ball Four". The Yankees never invited him to their old-timer games or reunions - he was persona non grata to Yankees brass.
 

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