Over at Narrative, dig David Thomson on The Long Goodbye—
Lenny Shecter is best remembered as the man behind Jim Bouton’s classic Ball Four but for a generation of sports fans who followed Shecter’s columns in the New York Post in the late Fifties and the early Sixties he stands as one of the great sports writers of them all. He had a quick-witted, thoughtful and irreverent…
This is the first of an occasional video series in which someone good at something doable teaches you how to do it. Today we have Jim Bouton, former major leaguer and author of the great Ball Four, demonstrating his old signature pitch, the knuckleball.