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Foul Ball

Foul Ball My Life & Hard Times Trying to Save and Old Ball Park

From the legendary Ball Four author Jim Bouton comes the behind-the-scenes story of Bouton's valiant and determined efforts to save Wahconah Park, one of the oldest ballparks in the United States, located not far from his home in Massachusetts. For the first time in two decades, enjoy Foul Ball as... more

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From the legendary Ball Four author Jim Bouton comes the behind-the-scenes story of Bouton's valiant and determined efforts to save Wahconah Park, one of the oldest ballparks in the United States, located not far from his home in Massachusetts. For the first time in two decades, enjoy Foul Ball as never before with freshly edited content and a new foreword frim Jim Bouton's wife, Paula. 

With his trademark wit and distinctive voice, Bouton recounts his battle against the local power elite's efforts to replace Wahconah Park against the wishes and votes of local citizens. But Foul Ball is more than just a lively romp about saving an old ballpark. In a detailed diary–his first since Ball Four–Bouton takes us along on his wild ride, into the teeth of corporate malfeasance, anti-democratic process, the tyranny of a one-newspaper town, and the real reason why the good old boys wanted to build a new stadium.

Jim Bouton was a major league pitcher for the New York Yankees, Seattle Pilots, Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves. His book, Ball Four, was entered into evidence at the decisive arbitration hearing...more