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Ballard, Chris
One shot at forever : a small town, an unlikely coach, and a magical baseball season / Chris Ballard
1st ed
New York : Hyperion, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  GV863.I2 B35 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Baseball -- Illinois -- Macon -- History
High school athletes -- Illinois -- Macon -- History
Subject Macon (Ill.) -- Social life and customs
Physical Description viii, 254 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-254)
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

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