The materials used by Jim Bouton in writing his book “Ball Four” in 1970 was up for auction, but did not achieve a buyer when it failed to reach the reserve number. Jean Hastings Ardell and David Kipen talk with Paula Kurman and her husband Jim Bouton. On the 40th anniversary of the Jim Bouton ground-breaking book, “Ball Four,” written about his 1969 season with the Seattle Pilots and Houston Astros, Bouton was part of a pannel discussion about his book, the game, and how things have changed at the Burbank Central Library in 2010. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Show Caption of Expand By Tom Hoffarth | [email protected] | Daily News PUBLISHED: January 21, 2017 at 11:47 pm | UPDATED: August 28, 2017 at 5:59 am All spread out, it looks like the stuff your mom would have tossed away years ago having stumbled across it boxed in the back of a closet — right along with your baseball cards. It’s much closer to an exhilarating archeological excavation. A sweet, hilarious and priceless insight into one the greatest sports books of all time that somehow has been preserved in pack-rat Jim Bouton’s storage unit for years. Almost 50… Read full this story
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