Jim Bouton

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2012

    Is R.A. Dickey Juicing His Balls?

    Here's a quote from R.A. Dickey about his knuckleball: "The metaphor I would give is that if a traditional knuckleball is a butterfly, mine is more like a butterfly on steroids. It's more like a mosquito or a hummingbird than a butterfly, because of its velocity. It comes in and breaks late at the p ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 11, 2012


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  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Ralph Houk and Yogi Berra: Let's Not Forget the Facts

    ​Respect for the dead doesn't demand a revision of the historical record. I liked Ralph Houk, too, and was sad to hear of his passing last Wednesday. Yes, Houk was respected by the players that he managed, particularly Mickey Mantle (whom he made the Yankees captain, or at least their unoffici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Come On, Get Marvin Miller into the Hall Already

    ​Marvin Miller established the Major League Ballplayers Association, made it the most effective union in the country, and in the process became what former Dodgers broadcaster Red Barber called, "along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, one of the three most important men in baseball history. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Jockbeat: Think Sending Joba to the Bullpen is an Easy Solution? Jim Bouton Begs to Differ

    ​"This is not meant to disparage Brian Bruney, Chad Gaudin, and Sergio Mitre," writes George A. King III in today's New York Post. "But who would have thought Joba Chamberlain would be in a fight with those names to be included on the Yankees ALDS roster?" Who indeed? But why, at this point ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Torre Book Slams "A-Fraud";

    Former Yankee skipper Joe Torre has a new book out, co-written by Tom Verducci, and the Times' Muchiko Kakutani is impressed with its insights into the fall of the team in the past seven years, which the book depicts as starting when "Steinbrenner began to indulge his taste for what Torre calls 'big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2007
  • News

    November 27, 2007

    Hall of Shame

    Once again, one of baseball's greatest is overlooked for his place in Cooperstown

  • Film

    April 10, 2007

    The Goulden Age

    Only in the early '70s could Elliott Gould have been a matinee idol. Since then? The Brooklyn schlemiel's long goodbye.

  • News

    July 29, 2003

    The Era of the Darn Good

    Where Have You Gone, All You Young Joe DiMaggios?

  • News

    March 11, 2003
  • News

    March 11, 2003

    Words Failed Him

    Hey, Wells, Reading Is Fundamental

  • News

    July 10, 2001

    Jock Lit

    Need Relief? Summon the Pen.

  • News

    June 5, 2001
  • News

    January 11, 2000
  • Long Island Voice

    August 31, 1999