If you are a sucker for sports movies where the underdog comes out on top, you will love One Shot At Forever. In this non-fiction work, Sports Illustrated writer Chris Ballard, uses his talents to share the story of the 1971 Macon Ironmen, a small town Illinois baseball team who made history and went all the way to the state tournament at a time when teams weren’t separated by divisions like they are today.
Put together a long-haired hippie-looking unconventional coach, and a small group of farm boys, and you wouldn’t think the result would be a baseball team with a shot at a state title. But you’d be wrong. This book definitely had a lot of heart, great imagery, and excitement. It was a great book and would make a great movie. I’d go see it!
4 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2012
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