Saturday, September 18, 2010
Non-HoF Autographs: Jim Bouton
Today i attended a celebration of forty years since the release of Jim Bouton's controversial book, "Ball Four. Mr. Bouton is far from a Hall of Famer, but he has been inducted in to the Baseball Reliquary's Shrine of the Eternals (an incredible organization). His contribution to the sport is in publishing "Ball Four", a book which rocked the sporting world upon its release.
I have a copy of "Ball Four", but it is in storage somewhere on the east coast, so I quickly ordered a used copy of the follow up book, "I'm Glad You Didn't Take It Personally", and took it along today to get signed.
You can see a more thorough review of the day's events at my other blog.