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Jim Bouton

Jim Bouton was born on March 8, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as James Alan Bouton. He is an actor and writer, known for Knuckleball! (2012), The Long Goodbye (1973) and How Do You Know (2010). He has been married to Paula Kurman since 1978. He was previously married to Bobbie Bouton. See full bio »

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Known For

Knuckleball! Himself - knuckleball pitcher 1962-70, 1978
The Long Goodbye
The Long Goodbye Terry Lennox
How Do You Know
How Do You Know Bullpen Coach
Playing the Field: Sports and Sex in America
Playing the Field: Sports and Sex in America Himself - New York Yankees, 1962-66


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 2010 How Do You Know
Bullpen Coach
 1976 Ball Four (TV Series)
Jim Barton
- A Quiet Day at the Iroquois Hotel (1976) ... Jim Barton
- High-Flying Rookie (1976) ... Jim Barton
- The Unpractical Joke (1976) ... Jim Barton
- Work in Progress (1976) ... Jim Barton
 1975 Pick-up (voice, uncredited)
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Show Show Self (23 credits)

Personal Details

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Inventor of several products, including Big League Chew bubble gum and Big League Ice Cream Bars. (book) Ball Four

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Received enough criticism from his 1970 book "Ball Four" to write a sequel, which he entitled "I'm Glad You Didn't Take it Personally." See more »


Wore uniform number 56 throughout his career


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