Chuck's Reviews > One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season

One Shot at Forever by Chris Ballard
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Jun 20, 2012

it was amazing
Read in June, 2012

What a good baseball book. It is centered in the small town of Macon Illinois in 1971, and captures the small town state title search by a rag tag group of young maturing boys. This took place before the state of Illinois divided its sports teams into classes so one can imagine how hard it was for a school with a small enrollment to compete against the schools from the big cities. Truly David and Goliath stuff. Having raised my three sons in a small town that was very sports oriented I could relate. I know there are many "feel good" sports books out there, but this is a winner. It helps that this is a true story. Skip Grisham's book and read this one. This could definitely become a movie.

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message 1: by Chris (new)

Chris Witt Seen lots of ads for this in SI. I'll add it to my list!

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