|aOne shot at forever : |ba small town, an unlikely coach, and a magical baseball season? / |cChris Ballard.
|aNew York : |bHyperion, |c2012.
|aviii, 255 p. : |bill. ; |c21 cm.
|aIn 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 .