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  • Published: New York : Hyperion, c2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: viii, 254 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9781401324384
  • 140132438X


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One shot at forever : a small town, an unlikely coach, and a magical baseball season

by Ballard, Chris.

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Call number: 796.357 Ba

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Malletts Adult

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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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Great story about a high school baseball team that rose to the best players they could be.

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