He invented Big League Chew. Remember that? Strands of bubble gum, that came in a pouch that made you feel like a real big time ball player chewing tobacco. Sure - they lost flavor in like 4 seconds, but that was a glorious 4 seconds. You felt yourself right up there on the mound, ready to deliver a smoking fastball right over the plate to win game 7 of the World Series. It was transformational. And Jim invented it.

Anyway, he's dead.

Name
Jim Bouton
Birthday
March 8, 1939
Age
80
Died on
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
Famous
Confirmed
Sunday, October 1st, 2006
Jim Bouton
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Guess the Stiff!

Never heard of him? How have you not heard of him? He won the Grand cross of the Légion d'honneur, Bundesverdienstkreuz for chrissakes. Try reading the paper every once in a while. Sheesh.

(d) January 20th, 2014