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

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
1 shot at forever
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Summary
Recounts the journey of hippie, dreamer, and intellectual Lynn Sweet, who arrived in Macon, Illinois, in 1966 and became the reluctant coach of the high school baseball team, leading the Macon Ironmen through an improbable season to the state final
Tone
Writing style
Award
Alex Award, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10115611
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.357/6209773582
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • facsimiles
  • photographs
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1000
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
GV863.I2.M332
LC item number
B35 2012
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1000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a small town, an unlikely coach, and a magical baseball season
Label
One shot at forever : a small town, an unlikely coach, and a magical baseball season, Chris Ballard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-254)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ghosts. Never the same ; The return
Control code
19729611
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781401324384
Lccn
2011042752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimile, map, photographs, portrait
Stock number
  • yBRO-copy20120517-153
  • BRO-cust20120517-153
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn7ocm57483753
  • .b25071324
  • (OCoLC)757483753
Label
One shot at forever : a small town, an unlikely coach, and a magical baseball season, Chris Ballard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-254)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ghosts. Never the same ; The return
Control code
19729611
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781401324384
Lccn
2011042752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimile, map, photographs, portrait
Stock number
  • yBRO-copy20120517-153
  • BRO-cust20120517-153
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn7ocm57483753
  • .b25071324
  • (OCoLC)757483753

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