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

Author: Chris Ballard
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©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  Read more...
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Ballard, Chris.
One shot at forever.
New York : Hyperion, ©2012
(DLC) 2011042752
(OCoLC)757483753
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Ballard
ISBN: 9781401304324 140130432X 9780316330763 0316330760
OCLC Number: 795563956
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 254 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Welcome to Macon. Beginnings --
Shark --
Write your own obituary --
"Practice is optional" --
Lost in the corn --
He ain't got shit --
It only takes one --
The announcement --
Long summer nights --
Un-American, or unpatriotic --
pt. 2. The forever season. Another shot --
Hippies, tape decks, and a silent infield --
The first step --
We've only just begun --
Big coop --
Riding into Peoria --
The baseball factory --
The drums --
One shot --
June 1971 --
pt. 3. Ghosts. Never the same --
The return.
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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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