Jim Bouton

Mar 8, 1939 – Jul 10, 2019 (Age 80)


Jim Bouton was the former Yankee pitcher who wrote the first insiders look at life in Major League baseball. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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Rest in Peace Mr. Bouton. My condolences to your family and friends. May they find peace.

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...

One of my all time favorite writers, he was truly gifted.

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.

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

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.

Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

Rest in blissful peace, Bulldog. Catch you on the other side.

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