Jim Boutonx Top 26 Quotes Height, Weight, Net Worth, Age, Birthday, Wikipedia, Who, Nationality, Biography

Jim Bouton was a professional baseball player from the United States, but he is no longer with us. He was born on March 8, 1939, but passed away on July 10, 2019. He pitched for the New York Yankees, Seattle Pilots, Atlanta Braves, and Houston Astros in Major League Baseball (MLB).

He was also a best-selling author, sportscaster, actor, activist, and one of Big League Chew’s most influential innovators. The top three quotes from him will transform your life. Please adhere to them.

  1. “Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field? ”― Jim Bouton

  2. “A ballplayer spends a good piece of his life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.”― Jim Bouton

  3. “You see, 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.”― Jim Bouton

  4. “It never hurts to apologize, especially if you don’t mean it.”― Jim Bouton

  5. “I can still remember Pete Rose, on the top step of the dugout screaming, “Fuck you, Shakespeare.”― Jim Bouton

  6. “The day he is out of baseball will be the day he starts to think about what comes next. By then, it may be too late.”― Jim Bouton

  7. “Sometimes the bedsheet is a Confederate flag. I wonder how the Negro players feel about them. The worst part is that these things are hung by kids. Why the hell couldn’t they let that stuff die with their grandfathers? These are not rebels who want something new. These are rebels who want to bring back the old. Doug”― Jim Bouton

  8. “The only member of the team nobody liked was our 6 o’clock sports guy, a fellow named Howard Cosell. “Monday Night Football” was just getting started and Howard was annoyed at having to be on the same news with mere local personalities, whom he would attack on the air. This was a mistake in the case of Roger Grimsby who was a lot sharper and even more devastating than Cosell, in his own way. I remember one night, at the end of his report, Howard went into a sarcastic putdown of Grimsby that lasted for what seemed like two minutes. Finally, when Howard was finished, the camera switched to Grimsby who was sitting there with his eyes closed, snoring.”― Jim Bouton

  9. “The older they get, the better they get when they were younger”― Jim Bouton

  10. “Pete Rose gets banned for life for gambling while the drug addicts are allowed back after a year; and then they get extra chances after that. Baseball is saying, in effect, that gambling is worse than drugs. How do kids make sense out of that?”― Jim Bouton

  11. “I’m not sure I’m going to like Don Mincher. I keep hearing that big southern accent of his. It’s prejudice, I know, but every time I hear a southern accent I think: stupid. A picture of George Wallace pops into my mind. It’s like Lenny Bruce saying he could never associate a nuclear scientist with a southern accent.”― Jim Bouton


  13. “Front offices are more interested in players that are far than players that are near.”― Jim Bouton

  14. “Has anybody noticed that we haven’t won a game since we ate that chicken á la king?”― Jim Bouton Ball

  15. “The author says his young son, adopted from South Korea, occasionally burps and says thank you but otherwise is doing all right.”― Jim Bouton

  16. “Religion is like baseball,” said Steve. “Great game, bad owners.”― Jim Bouton

  17. “The author relates that Mickey Mantle did not expect to play one day and showed up extremely hung over. He was nevertheless called on to pitch and smashed a towering home run to an enthusiastic ovation. He related to his teammates, “Those people don’t know how tough that was.”― Jim Bouton

  18. “The pitching coach was bugged by the author’s technique because he had never seen anyone do it before, and besides, it wasn’t the coach’s idea.”― Jim Bouton

  19. “Don’t ever think $7,000 isn’t a lot of money in baseball. I’ve had huge arguments over a lot less.”― Jim Bouton

  20. “High school games would just as big a deal to me as any major league game.”― Jim Bouton

  21. “Doubleday’s First Law, which states that if you throw a fastball with insufficient speed, someone will smack it out of the park with a stick.”― Jim Bouton

  22. “When I approached him a second time with the cameras rolling, Munson grabbed the microphone and suggested I perform a physical impossibility.”― Jim Bouton

  23. “Gary Bell is nicknamed Ding Dong. Of course. What’s interesting about it is that “Ding Dong” is what the guys holler when somebody gets hit in the cup. The cups are metal inserts that fit inside the jock strap, and when a baseball hits one it’s called ringing the bell, which rhymes with hell, which is what it hurts like. It’s funny, even if you’re in the outfield, or in the dugout, no matter how far away, when a guy gets it in the cup you can hear it. Ding Dong.”― Jim Bouton

  24. “Before the first workout, Joe Schultz, the manager (he’s out of the old school, I think, because he looks like he’s out of the old school—short, portly, bald, ruddy-faced, twinkly eyed), stopped by while I was having a catch. “How you feeling, Jim?” he asked. I wonder what he meant by that.”― Jim Bouton

  25. “Sheldon Kopp, the author and psychologist, wrote, “There are no great men. If you have a hero, look again: you have diminished yourself in some way.”― Jim Bouton

  26. “The author emphasizes the importance of self-forgetfulness when his statistics were marred by a bad outing. He forgot all of that outing to such an extent that he quipped, “What was my name?”― Jim Bouton