On This Day

Jim Bouton

Profession: Baseball Pitcher and Author

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: MLB All Star in 1968 who published the controversial baseball diary "Ball Four".

Born: March 8, 1939
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: July 10, 2019 (aged 80)
Cause of Death: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy

Historical Events

  • 1963-09-13 Jim Bouton's 20th win clinches Yanks 28th pennant
  • 1968-11-15 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"
  • 1970-06-01 MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn reprimands Astro Jim Bouton for writing "Ball Four"
  • 1970-06-19 Jim Bouton's controversial "Ball Four" is published
  • 1978-09-14 Braves' Jim Bouton, 38, beats Giants, his 1st win since 1970