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James Alan Bouton

James Alan Bouton, American entrepreneur, author, former sportscaster, former professional baseball player.

Background

  • Bouton, James Alan was born on March 8, 1939 in Newark. Son of George H. and Trudy (Vischer) Bouton.

  • Education

    • Student, Western Michigan University, 1959. Student, Fairleigh Dickinson University.

    Career

    • Professional baseball player New York Yankees, 1962-1968, Seattle Pilots, 1969, Houston Astros, 1969-1970. Formerly sportscaster ABC-television, Columbia Broadcasting System-television. Played in Minor Leagues and Mexican League, 1977-1978.

      With Atlanta Braves, 1978. Retired, 1978; president Big League Cards, Inc., 1983. Member American League All-Star Team, 1963.

    Works

    • Ball Four
    • Ball Four is a baseball classic, a number one bestseller when it was published; it still is in demand throughout the U.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Heister, 1962. Children: Michael, Laurie, David. Married Paula Kurman, June 27, 1982.
    • father: George H. Bouton
    • mother: Trudy (Vischer) Bouton
    • spouses: Barbara Heister
    • Paula Kurman
    • children: Michael Bouton
    • Laurie Bouton
    • David Bouton
    James Alan Bouton
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    Born March 8, 1939
    Nationality
    • 1959
      Western Michigan University
    • 1962 - 1968
      Professional baseball player New York Yankees
    • 1969
      Professional baseball player New York Yankees
    • 1969 - 1970
      Professional baseball player New York Yankees
    • 1977 - 1978
      played in Minor Leagues and Mexican League
    • 1978
      with Atlanta Braves
    • 1978
      retired
    • 1983
      president, Big League Cards
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