Bouton, James Alan
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.
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