Ball Four was a sitcom that aired on CBS and was inspired by the Jim Bouton book with the same name. Ball Four follows the Washington Americans, a minor league baseball team that deals with fallout from a series of Sports Illustrated articles written by Americans player Jim Barton.

Ball Four  Comedy, Sport | 30min | TV Series (1976– ) 6.5
Writers: Marvin Kitman, Vic ZiegelStars: Jim Bouton, Jack Somack, David James CarrollSummary: In the first episode pitcher Jim Bouton informed his teammates and coaches that he was going to write a series of articles on baseball life "off the field." Manager Capogrosso and most of the others were not very keen on the idea Ball Four was based on a book of the same title by former major league pitcher Jim Bouton.

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