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

Label
One shot at forever : a small town, an unlikely coach, and a magical baseball season
Title
One shot at forever
Title remainder
a small town, an unlikely coach, and a magical baseball season
Statement of responsibility
Chris Ballard
Title variation
Small town, an unlikely coach, and a magical baseball season
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ballard, Chris
Dewey number
796.357/6209773582
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV863.I32
LC item number
M333 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baseball
  • High school athletes
  • Macon (Ill.)
Label
One shot at forever : a small town, an unlikely coach, and a magical baseball season, Chris Ballard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 254 p.
Isbn
9781401324384
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011042752
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn757483753
  • (OCoLC)757483753
Label
One shot at forever : a small town, an unlikely coach, and a magical baseball season, Chris Ballard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 254 p.
Isbn
9781401324384
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011042752
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn757483753
  • (OCoLC)757483753

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