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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:53 PM

Jim Bouton, one of my favorite Yankees pitchers in the 1960s, passed away yesterday....

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:05 PM

1. I remember him n/t

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:22 PM

2. I remember him too and read his baseball tell-all book "Ball Four"

Remember the weirdness with Fritz Peterson and Mike Keckich swapping families? Bouton wrote about it at length.

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/article/20130126/SPORTS/812038393

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:09 AM

3. I met him a couple of times

as he was from my hometown. In 71 and 72 he occasionally pitched in our local Connie Mack team. We all ran over to the field when on breaks and lunch just to watch him. Awesome pitcher.

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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:45 AM

4. Also helped promote vintage baseball

Bouton helped form the Vintage Base Ball Federation and was an early supporter of the sport that promotes baseball as it was orginally played, with the ideals of sportsmanship.

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