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Jim Bouton, author of tell-all baseball memoir ‘Ball Four,’ dies at 80

July 11, 2019 11:00 am Updated: July 11, 2019 11:39 am

Jim Bouton, a pitcher of modest achievement but a celebrated iconoclast who left a lasting mark on baseball as the author of “Ball Four,” a raunchy, shrewd, irreverent — and best-selling — player’s diary that tainted the game’s wholesome image, di