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Bouton, James Alan

Born: 1939 AD
Currently alive, at 76 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player, Writers

1939 – Born on March 8th in Newark, New Jersey. American writer and baseball player.

1959 – Signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent.

1962 – Married to Bobbie Bouton and they had 3 children.

         – He made his debut on April 22nd as pitcher for New York Yankees.

1963-1964 – Member of American League Champion New York Yankees teams.

         – He led American League in Games Started.

1968 – Purchased by the Seattle Pilots from the New York Yankees.

1969 – He was traded by the Seattle Pilots to the Houston Astros for Dooley Womack and Roric Harrison.

         – He was the pitcher of Seattle Pilots and Houston Astros.

1970 – Received enough criticism from his book "Ball Four: My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues" to write a sequel, which he entitled "I’m Glad You Didn’t Take it Personally".

1977 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox.

1978 – Married to Paula Kurman.

         – He was the pitcher of Atlanta Braves that ended on September 29th.