Thursday, July 21, 2022

Hollywood bit players on baseball cards: Part 24

 Who played the character Terry Lennox in the 1973 film The Long Goodbye?

It's former Yankees star Jim Bouton! After his playing career ended and his famous book, Ball Four, was published, Bouton tried his hand at acting. This was his only non-baseball acting role. In 1976, he starred as a fictional version of himself in a short-lived TV version of Ball Four.

I have Bouton's last five Topps cards:


  1. My favorite Raymond Chandler novel.

    I visited his grave a few years ago.

  2. Never knew there was a tv version of Ball Four. Hope that one of my streaming services has it available.

  3. I remember the picture, but don't remember him being in it.