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Jim Bouton 1939 -2019
Jim Bouton (Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

Jim Bouton

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July 17, 2019
Rest in Peace Mr. Bouton. My condolences to your family and friends. May they find peace.
July 16, 2019
Well done, Jim. I tip my hat to you. Better yet, I knock the whole thing off. You did it your way. I have coached youth and high school ball for many years now, and the player with the best attitude and love of the game is the team "Bulldog." And going forward, when I watch a game at Wahconah Park in Pittsfield, and they pause the game on a summer eve at sunset for a 15 minute "sun delay" because the sun glare is right in the batter's eyes, and both teams' players, coaches and umps all pause and chat together,I will enjoy the moment with you in mind, smile and say "Thanks, Jim."
July 16, 2019
One of my all time favorite writers, he was truly gifted.
July 15, 2019
Cried today. Lost the man who influenced me as a writer more than anyone. My dad suggested I read Ball Four.
Almost 50 years later your style still resonates with me. Ruth, Churchill, Jesus and Bouton. That's my starting staff.
July 15, 2019
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
July 15, 2019
Condolences to the family on the loss of tour loved one. Great player. May God give you comfort as you mourn the loss of a great man.
July 15, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.
July 15, 2019
Rest in blissful peace, Bulldog. Catch you on the other side.
July 14, 2019
Thanks Jim as a fan and admirer one of my favorite memories was a line from Ball Four. "you don't grip a baseball, it grips you" So true a statement of what I still consider the great American pastime
July 14, 2019
In 1965 the Yankees sponsored a clinic for kids at the stadium. We were street kids from Long Island City who went to the stadium at 9:00am on a Saturday morning for the clinic. The program was advertised as instruction by three members of the Yankees. One player emerged from the dugout that day, and that was Jim Bouton. The other two never showed up. As Jim emerged from the dugout and trotted over to us he began clapping as a way to loosen up us star struck kids. All of us joined in the clapping. Jim Bouton was a class act. My deepest condolences to the Bouton family.

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Jim pitching for the Syracuse Chiefs in 1967

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