RIP Jim Bouton
I remember, as a youngster, Jim Bouton being the sportscaster on WCBS-TV in New York. I also, vaguely, remember his short lived "Ball Four" sit-com, loosely based on his ground-breaking book. Of course, I also remember the book. (I do have a signed copy in my library)
I also recall his anti-chewing tobacco stance, which helped lead to the creation of Big League Chew bubble gum. His dedication to vintage baseball helped grow that sport into many communities. But his outlook on life, both in and out of baseball, was very refreshing. And for that, he will be missed.
Oh, and this wonderful article captures him so well...