Mitch Nathanson is a Professor of Law at Villanova University and the author of numerous books and articles on baseball, the law and society. He is a two-time winner of the McFarland-SABR Award, which is presented in recognition of the best historical or biographical baseball articles of the year. His biography of the mercurial slugger Dick Allen: "God Almighty Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen," was a finalist for the 2017 Seymour Medal. His most recent book, BOUTON: The Life of a Baseball Original," (2020) explores the life of a man who won all of 62 games but who changed professional sports in ways 300-game winners never could. To which Jim Bouton's Seattle Pilot teammate, Jim Gosger, would most likely say, "Yeah surrre."
1960s/70s Baseball Cultural History
Baseball and Society
Pod Cast & Radio Interviews
Media Quotes & Inquiries
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BOUTON: The Life of a Baseball Original
IBouton: The Life of a Baseball Original explores the life of a man who won all of 62 games but who changed professional sports in ways 300-game winners never could. From Ball Four to broadcasting, Jim Bouton radicalized everything he touched. But at a price.
Dick Allen is considered by some to be the best baseball player not in the Hall of Fame and by others to be the game’s most destructive and divisive force--ever. God Almighty Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen unveils the strange and maddening career of a man who fulfilled and frustrated expectations all at once.
Examining one city’s century-long tortured relationship with its baseball team and, ultimately, itself.