All-Star pitcher who wrote the controversial tell-all book Ball Four.
He played high school baseball with future NBA owner
He wore a high jersey number during his career in baseball to remind him of how close he came to not making it.
He was married to first wife Bobbie until divorcing and marrying his second wife, Paula, with whom he had two sons.
He wrote a book that made Hall of Fame center fielder Mickey Mantle very angry.