Sunday, August 23, 2009

Jim Bouton is a Big Mouth.

"The Great American Baseball Card Flipping Trading and Bubble Gum Book" Page 100 - Jim Bouton (Click to Enlarge)

"Jim Bouton is a Big Mouth."

That is the sole line that is devoted to Jim Bouton's 1964 card on page 100 of "The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading and Bubble Gum Book"

Oddly for whatever reason the text to the right of Bouton's card is dedicated to Eddie Lebaron, Who is not featured in the book at all.

I am not positive what exactly prompted authors Brendan C Boyd and Fred C Harris to make this comment about Jim Bouton, but it is likely due to Jim Bouton's own book "Ball Four".

Tonight MLB Network will be broadcasting an interview with Bouton on their Studio 42 Program hosted by Bob Costas. If you have had enough of the Yankees and Red Sox this weekend, I suggest you tune in, I am sure the show will not be dull.

And if you are a baseball card blogger and don't have a copy of TGABCFTaBGB it is definitely worth finding. It is baseball card snark 30+ years before blogging.

Sources and Links
Jim Bouton Index

1 comment:

zman40 said...

Thanks for the reminder.

a thousand words

a thousand words
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