One Shot at Forever

One Shot at Forever

A Small Town, An Unlikely Coach, and A Magical Baseball Season

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401324384
140132438X
Branch Call Number: 796.3576 BALLARD
Characteristics: viii, 254 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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JCLHelenH May 20, 2013

I'm not a natural baseball fan, yet found this story engaging. The baseball jargon didn't interfere with the story at all.

Hangerman Jun 15, 2012

A wonderfully written book. It was like reading a novel and not a work of nonfiction. Many nonfiction books contain one anecdote after another. This story flows and is thoroughly enjoyable.

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