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Bouton, Jim

Overview
Works: 36 works in 83 publications in 3 languages and 6,341 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Fiction  Baseball stories  Film noir  Documentary films  History  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Actor, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: GV865.B69, 796.3570924
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Most widely held works by Jim Bouton
The long goodbye by Robert Altman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For The Long Goodbye, Robert Altman successfully transports Philip Marlowe, incarnated by Elliott Gould, to the over-privileged, full-color 70s. Marlowe is lonely and shabby, yet does not seem an anachronism in the contemporary world. Unlike Bogart's Marlowe, this is a not especially tough Marlowe. He's a bright, conscientiously solemn nut, a guy who hopes for the best but expects the worst. This particular Philip Marlowe, despite evidence to the contrary, persists in believing that not all relationships need be opportunistic or squalid
Strike zone by Jim Bouton( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of game-fixing during National League playoffs. In his 38-year career as a baseball umpire Ernie Kolacka never once favored a team, but now he must, to repay a debt to a Korean War buddy in trouble with gamblers
One bright shining moment : the forgotten summer of George McGovern( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary retraces George McGovern's bold presidential campaign of 1972 - a grassroots campaign that fought for peace and justice, and positioned ideas and people first. However, what is remembered today as being the ultimate political defeat of the American Century may also have been its high watermark. The film poses this central question: what does the crushing electoral defeat of a man so well respected for his decency and intellect say about the electoral process, the American government, and more importantly, what does it say about the forces at work on the American people---then and now?
Foul ball : my life and hard times trying to save an old ballpark by Jim Bouton( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Bouton recounts his efforts to save Wahconah Park, one of the oldest ballparks in America, despite the objections of the town's mayor, City Council, and citizens
Ball four; my life and hard times throwing the knuckleball in the Big Leagues by Jim Bouton( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Foul ball : my life and hard times trying to save an old ballpark : plus part II by Jim Bouton( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his first diary since Ball Four, Jim Bouton recounts his amazing adventure trying to save a historic ballpark in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Host to organized baseball since 1892, Wahconah Park was soon to be abandoned by the owner of the Pittsfield Mets, who would move his team to a new stadium in another town--an all too familiar story. Enter Bouton and his partner with the best deal ever offered to a community--a locally owned professional baseball team and a privately restored city-owned ballpark at no cost to the taxpayers. The only people who didn't like Bouton's plan were the Mayor, the Mayor's hand-picked Parks Commissioners, a majority of the City Council, the only daily newspaper, the city's largest bank, it's most powerful law firm, and a guy from General Electric. Everyone else--or approximately 98% of the citizens of Pittsfield--loved it. The "good old boys" hated Bouton's plan because it would put a stake in the heart of a proposed $18.5 million baseball stadium--a new stadium that the citizens of Pittsfield had voted against three different times!In what one reviewer called "that same humane, sarcastic voice" Bouton unmasks a mayor who brags that "the fix is in," a newspaper that lies to its readers, and a government that operates out of a bar. But maybe the most incredible story is what happened after Foul Ball was self-published--a story in itself. Invited back by a new mayor, Bouton and his partner raise $1.2 million, help discover a document dating Pittsfield's baseball origins to 1791, and stage a vintage game that's broadcast live by ESPN-TV. Who could have guessed what would happen next? And that this time it would involve the Massachusetts Attorney General? "What Foul Ball shares with Ball Four," wrote John Feinstein, "is Bouton's humor ... and a remarkable tale that--if you didn't trust the author--you would find difficult to believe."
Yogi Berra : déjà vu all over again( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A program chronicling the personal journey of one of the greatest baseball players of all time. It's Yogi's life story, from growing up in a tough working class neighborhood to his emotional return to Yankee Stadium
"I managed good, but boy did they play bad." by Jim Bouton( Book )

3 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baseball managers are different from you and me. One manager used to give signals from the third base coaching box while standing on his head. Another would announce the between-games menu during the first game of a doubleheader. ("Men, between games of this doubleheader, we have a choice of ham, roast beef or tuna salad.") Here are some of the finest baseball writers around digging deep into the Durochers and McCarthys, and finding out HOW they are different from you and me and why
I'm glad you didn't take it personally by Jim Bouton( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ball four plus ball five by Jim Bouton( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates Jim Bouton's baseball career and his life after. "Ball five" covers his life ten years later
Sutoraiku zon( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Yogi Berra American sports legend( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Sports collectors bible( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Not exactly Cooperstown : an unorthodox look at America's most orthodox game by Jon Leonoudakis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Der Tod kennt keine Wiederkehr( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

If I quit baseball, will you still love me? : a cartoon story for new children : a Tank McNamara book by Jeff Millar( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cartoon stories of sports-crazed parents and children featuring the comic-strip character, Tank McNamara
Ball Four : the final pitch by Jim Bouton( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The beloved baseball classic now available in paperback, with a new prologue by Jim Bouton. When Ball Four was first published in 1970, it hit the sports world like a lightning bolt. Commissioners, executives, and players were shocked. Sportswriters called author Jim Bouton a traitor and social leper. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force him to declare the book untrue. Fans, however, loved the book. And serious critics called it an important social document. Today, Jim Bouton is still not invited to Oldtimer's Days at Yankee Stadium. But his landmark book is still being read by people who don't ordinarily follow baseball. For the updated edition of this historic book, Bouton has written a new prologue, detailing his perspective on how baseball has changed since the last edition was released
Ninth annual writer's symposium by the sea : Roy Blount Jr. & Jim Bouton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Strike zone by Jim Bouton( Recording )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two experts on baseball offer an exciting tale about Sam Ward, an aging minor league player, who gets a chance to pitch in the big leagues, and Ernie Kolacks, an umpire who has agreed to fix the game. In alternating chapters, Sam and Ernie describe the same game and the critical stakes that each of them faces
Foul Ball (RosettaBooks Sports Classics) by Jim Bouton( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Foul ball : my life and hard times trying to save an old ballpark
Alternative Names
Bouton, James Alan

Jim Bouton Amerikaans honkballer

Джим Баутон

ジム・バウトン

バウトン, ジム

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