In part two, an examination of the careers and lives of the Astros players who appeared in the book.
The first of two articles that looks back at what became of some of the players from Jim Bouton’s famous Ball Four.
Before there was the Home Run Derby, there was “Home Run Derby.”
He wasn’t the next Mickey Mantle, but Bobby Murcer was a Yankees fan favorite through his varied baseball lives.
Donn Clendenon led a life shaped by strong beliefs and an active mind.
Mike Cuellar’s excellent career and off-beat personality made him a fascinating character.
An unfortunate accident took reliever Danny Frisella from the world too soon.
He was physically intimidating, a tall, strong guy, and when he got upset, he got very upset.
The former outfielder had a tumultuous career. It’s hard to believe we’ll ever fully understand him.
As a pitcher and a pitching coach, he left a strong impression.
His life before and after give no clue why a well-liked player attacked his manager one spring day.
Ken Brett didn’t have the playing career he was supposed to have, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t enjoy every moment of it.
The director of No No: A Dockumentary discusses Dock Ellis’ famous no-hitter, and much, much more.
The second baseman was a target for criticism both during and after his career, but did he really deserve it?
Frank Costanza wanted to know how you could trade Jay Buhner for Ken Phelps. Here within lies the answer.
Though the cameras usually caught him smiling, Willie Davis’ career wasn’t all chocolates and roses.
Minor league baseball. Multiple countries. Visas. Former major leaguers. What could go wrong?
Sometimes, a baseball card really says a lot about the player it depicts.
An in-depth conversation about one of baseball’s most famous fights.
Manny Sanguillen and Roberto Clemente shared a special bond, one that endures today.