Jim Bouton

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James Alan Bouton (/ˈbtn/; March 8, 1939 – July 10, 2019) was an American professional baseball player, writer and actor. He was born in Newark, New Jersey.

Bouton played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a pitcher for the New York Yankees, Seattle Pilots, Houston Astros, and Atlanta Braves between 1962 and 1978. He was also a best-selling author who wrote Ball Four. He was also an activist, sportscaster and one of the creators of Big League Chew.

An actor, he was known for his role as Terry Lennox in Robert Altman's 1973 movie The Long Goodbye.

Bouton was a delegate to the 1972 Democratic National Convention for George McGovern.[1]

Bouton died under hospice care in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on July 10, 2019 from cerebral amyloid angiopathy, aged 80.[2]

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  1. Wallace, Carol (June 20, 1983). "Bobbie Bouton and Nancy Marshall Fire a Literary Strike Past the Myth of the Happy Baseball Wife". People 19 (24). http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20085311,00.html. Retrieved September 7, 2013. "Bouton: When Jim was a McGovern delegate [in 1972], I was asked to do some canvassing and I agreed. Jim was furious. He wanted me home when he was home.". 
  2. "Yankees pitcher and "Ball Four" author Jim Bouton dies at 80". New York Daily News. July 10, 2019. Retrieved July 10, 2019.

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