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Nebka
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Ball Four      Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:22 pm Reply with quote

Has anyone scene the show Ball Four about Jim Bouton
 
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Ball Four TV Show      Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:48 am Reply with quote

I haven't seen "Ball Four" but I thought I'd leave a message with the information I have on the show.

Basically, it was a sitcom about the on field and (mostly) off field lives of the players on a pro baseball team called the "Washington Americans".

It was based on a book written by former New York Yankee pitcher, "Jim Bouton". From what I've heard, the book (also titled "Ball Four") was very good but the TV show was a disappointing, loose adaptation of the book.

In any case, the show lasted only six episodes before CBS cancelled it due to almost non-existant ratings.
 
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      Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:21 am Reply with quote

My friend has the book and i was looking for the show to give to him he really likes Jim Bouton
 
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      Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:27 pm Reply with quote

yea, I knew that was a book, didn't even realize they made it into a movie... Was it any good?
 
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Ball Four      Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:25 pm Reply with quote

It was a tv series here is the plot In the first episode pitcher Jim Bouton informed his teammates and coaches that he was going to write a series of articles on baseball life "off the field." Manager Capogrosso and most of the others were not very keen on the idea Ball Four was based on a book of the same title by former major league pitcher Jim Bouton

It was 30 min long and only 4 episodes were made
 
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      Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:14 am Reply with quote

It's too old series. I have seen its season 1. Its all episodes are full of comedy. Really, It's nice series.
 
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