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Gelf Magazine's Varsity Letters

Jul 19, 2019

On July 18, 2019, five writers appeared at Gelf Magazine's Varsity Letters at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge to pay tribute to Jim Bouton, who passed away last week. The pitcher-cum-author wrote the seminal work "Ball Four," which gave fans an unprecedented look inside the world of professional baseball.

Speaking in Part I:

Jay Jaffe, senior writer at FanGraphs and MLB Network guest analyst

Read Jaffe's interview with Bouton and Dr. Paula Kurman:

Mitchell Nathanson, Professor of Law at Villanova University and author of a number of books, including the upcoming Bouton: The Life of a Baseball Original

Read Nathanson's retrospective:

Paul Lukas, former columnist and founder/editor of Uni Watch

Read Lukas's rememberance: