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    RIP Jim Bouton...

    Can't believe that this hasn't been posted yet...

    Jim Bouton, a once-promising pitcher with the New York Yankees who found greater fame as the author of “Ball Four,” an irreverent, best-selling book that angered baseball’s hierarchy and changed the way journalists and fans viewed the sports world, died July 10 at his home in Great Barrington, Mass. He was 80.

    He had a stroke in 2012 and five years later disclosed he had been diagnosed with cerebral amyloid angiopathy, a condition that causes vessels in the brain to burst under pressure. The death was confirmed by his wife, Paula Kurman.
    This book forever changed the way that fans looked at baseball, and how the press covered it...I think that I read it 4-5 times, and laughed out loud each time.
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    Sorry to hear this. That was a very funny book.

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    Great book.

    RIP

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    Landmark book. When it came out I wasn't old enough to understand a lot of it. Ten years later beaver had a different meaning. Still, my favorite part involved hot peppers.
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