‘Ball Four’ author Jim Bouton dealing with brain disease linked to dementia

Former major-league pitcher Jim Bouton, best known as the author of the classic baseball memoir “Ball Four,” has been stricken with a brain disease linked to dementia and planned to make it public this weekend at the Society of American Baseball Research convention, the New York Times reports.

Bouton’s disease is called cerebral amyloid angiopathy.

Bouton, now 78, suffered a second stroke on Aug. 15, 2012 – which happened to be the 15th anniversary of the death of his daughter, Laurie, in a car accident. While Website For Cheap Jerseys his body was largely unaffected, his mind “will never be the same,” according to The Times report.

“We were close, and then we had self-inflicted wounds. You would love to get those back but you don’t get that back. But it’s not like it was awful. And that’s the point. We were a game away from the Western finals and we were three minutes of basketball away against Oklahoma. We were knocking on the door of being very successful, and we just didn’t get it done.”

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