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RIP Jim Bouton

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Della9250, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    IIRC it was "All right you married guys, look horny."
  2. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    If that's the deal, I'm glad his suffering is over.
    And while I think Pete Rose is a reprobate and a Neanderthal, that's a pretty good line.
  3. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Same here. There also was a 10 year old boy bouton pulled out of the stands and sat in the bullpen for an inning. Always wondered what happened to him.
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  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Just remembered. Mantle shows up for a day game where he's been promised a day off. Shows up hungover beyond description. We go to the late innings and Houk calls him in to pinch hit. Mantle hits 450 foot homer, circles bases to thunderous cheers. Touches home, goes into dugout, collapses and says "those people will never know how hard that really was."
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Found this link, in which an SABR member found a newspaper ad with Donald Dubois and Fred Talbot posing together. Talbot’s not exactly all smiles.

    The Holy Cow! October 2018
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  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Fred Talbot went 10-12 for the 59-103 1965 Kansas City A's. He had some talent.
  7. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but come on: Bouton went 39-20, plus two World Series victories, in two outstanding seasons before his shoulder blew out. Bouton had real talent, and it had to be so frustrating to work like a bullpen after-thought after being a star pitcher on the Yankees in the early '60s. Fred Talbot never came close to that stature.
  8. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Where did I compare Talbot to Bouton? I said he had some talent, to win 10 games on a 59-win team, and wasn't always some expansion-team schlub. Of course Bouton was better in his prime.
  9. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    You didn't compare; I did. I do see your point, though,
    but Talbot never did much on a bigger scale like Bouton did.
  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    No question. I remember watching Bouton's two starts in the 1964 series. He was nails, and he was in the 63 series too, losing 1-0 to Drysdale.
  11. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

  12. OscarMadison

    OscarMadison Well-Known Member

    Dammit! Rest in peace, Mr. Bouton.

    I won my first fight with a boy* over "Ball Four." Donnie Schmidt wanted both "Ball Four" and the Time-Life book that described Aztec ritual sacrifice. I'd already read about the Aztecs and held the book hostage so I could get my wiggly little fingers on Bouton's book. Donnie told me we could trade and tried to grab the Aztec book from me without handing over Bouton. I socked him in the gut, grabbed "Ball Four," and ran to the checkout desk.

    Sixth grade was a battlefield, man.

    *only fight ever
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