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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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

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...

Had the pleasure of getting to know Jim when we worked at CBS in New York. I had already been a fan of his for years. He was gutsy and funny and honest. I treasure the memories of our conversations and writing about him. RIP

RIP Jim read ball four three times back in school.never was a Yankee fan but was a Jim bouton fan

My husband Joseph is a stout Yankee Fan, and he is watching a Yankee Game right now. Jim was a true Yankee and a very devoted player. May he "REST IN PEACE".