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2003 DAVE MOORE AWARD WINNER
Elysian Fields Quarterly: The Baseball Review is pleased to announce the winner of the fifth annual Dave Moore Award for the "most important baseball book" of 2003, as selected by our panel of judges:
Foul Ball: My Life and Hard Times
Trying to Save an Old Ballpark
by Jim Bouton
Our congratulations to Mr. Bouton and Bulldog Press!
About the Author:
Jim Bouton is the bestselling author of Ball Four, a baseball classic about his 1969 season with the Seattle Pilots that was selected as one of the "Books of the Century"by the New York Public Library in 1995. An All-Star pitcher for the New York Yankees, he won twenty-one games (six by shutout) in 1963, eighteen in 1964, and twice beat the Cardinals in the 1964 World Series. A successful entrepreneur whose post-career endeavors have involved the creation of the popular Big League Chew bubble gum and marketing personalized baseball cards (Big League Cards), Bouton is now a motivational speaker living in North Egremont, Massachusetts, with his wife, Paula Kurman.
Publisher: Bulldog Press www.foulball.com
Year Published: 2003
Length: 405 pages
A special thank you to Rod Addington, Tim Loblaw, Brad Rogers, Dan Schwartz, and Cecilia Tan for lending their time and talents while serving as judges for this year's award.
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