New York : Hyperion, c2012
viii, 254 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9781401324384, 140132438X, 9781401312664 (pbk.), 1401312667 (pbk), Language:
Also published: New York : Hyperion. 2012. viii, 255 p. 21 cm.
Winner of the 2013 Alex Award
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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