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Jim Bouton Autograph on a 1993 Ted Williams (#60)
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Age 76
Birthday 8 March, 1939
Birthplace Newark, NJ
Height 6' (183 cm)
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Nationality American
Occupation Baseball
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James Alan "Jim" Bouton (/ˈbtn/; born March 8, 1939) is an American retired professional baseball player. Bouton played in Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher for the New York Yankees, Seattle Pilots, Houston Astros, and Atlanta Braves between 1962 and 1978. He has also been a best-selling author, actor, activist, sportscaster and one of the creators of Big League Chew.

MLB Batting Statistics

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1962 NYY 38 32 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 10 0.063 0.139 0.063
1963 NYY 40 83 0 6 1 0 0 5 0 1 33 0.072 0.083 0.084
1964 NYY 38 100 3 13 2 0 0 7 0 1 44 0.130 0.139 0.150
1965 NYY 31 43 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 5 24 0.093 0.204 0.093
1966 NYY 24 38 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 23 0.105 0.128 0.105
1967 NYY 17 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.000 0.125 0.000
1968 NYY 12 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0.000 0.125 0.000
1969 HOU 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.000 0.000
1969 SEP 57 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.000 0.000 0.000
1970 HOU 29 17 3 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 6 0.353 0.421 0.353
1978 ATL 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.000 0.125 0.000
Career 307 347 8 35 3 0 0 21 0 14 160 - - -

MLB Fielding Statistics

Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1962 NYY 38 16 133 8 23 0 3 1.000
1963 NYY 40 30 249 22 32 2 1 0.964
1964 NYY 38 37 271 31 27 5 1 0.921
1965 NYY 31 25 151 13 21 0 3 1.000
1966 NYY 24 19 120 13 22 3 2 0.921
1967 NYY 17 1 44 1 7 0 1 1.000
1968 NYY 12 3 44 7 11 0 1 1.000
1969 HOU 16 1 30 2 5 0 0 1.000
1969 SEP 57 1 92 8 15 1 1 0.958
1970 HOU 29 6 73 4 11 3 0 0.833
1978 ATL 5 5 29 3 3 1 0 0.857
Career 307 144 - 112 177 15 13 -

MLB Pitching Statistics

Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1962 NYY 7-7 3.99 36 16 3 1 2 133 124 63 59 59 71
1963 NYY 21-7 2.53 40 30 12 6 1 249 191 79 70 87 148
1964 NYY 18-13 3.02 38 37 11 4 0 271 227 100 91 60 125
1965 NYY 4-15 4.82 30 25 2 0 0 151 158 89 81 60 97
1966 NYY 3-8 2.69 24 19 3 0 1 120 117 49 36 38 65
1967 NYY 1-0 4.67 17 1 0 0 0 44 47 31 23 18 31
1968 NYY 1-1 3.68 12 3 1 0 0 44 49 20 18 9 24
1969 HOU 0-2 4.11 16 1 1 0 1 30 32 16 14 12 32
1969 SEP 2-1 3.91 57 1 0 0 1 92 77 48 40 38 68
1970 HOU 4-6 5.40 29 6 1 0 0 73 84 53 44 33 49
1978 ATL 1-3 4.97 5 5 0 0 0 29 25 18 16 21 10
Career 62-63 - 304 144 34 11 6 - 1131 566 492 435 720

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You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.

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