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Author Ballard, Chris.

Title One shot at forever : a small town, an unlikely coach, and a magical baseball season / Chris Ballard.

Imprint New York : Hyperion, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    796.35762 BAL    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description viii, 254 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinois playing with hand-me-down uniforms and peace signs on their hats defied convention and the odds. Led by an English teacher with no coaching experience, the Macon Ironmen emerged from a field of 370 teams to become the smallest school in Illinois history to make the state final, a distinction that still stands. There, sporting long hair, and warming up to Jesus Christ Superstar, the Ironmen would play a dramatic game against a Chicago powerhouse that would change their lives forever.
Subject Baseball -- Illinois -- Macon -- History.
High school athletes -- Illinois -- Macon -- History.
Macon (Ill.) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9781401324384

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