- Published: New York : Hyperion, c2012.
- Year Published: 2012
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: viii, 254 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Baseball -- History. -- Illinois -- Macon
- High school athletes -- History. -- Illinois -- Macon
- Macon (Ill.) -- Social life and customs.
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One shot at forever : a small town, an unlikely coach, and a magical baseball season
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Call number: 796.357 Ba
Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Fl., DISPLAY, Malletts Adult
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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