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One Shot at Forever A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season

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ISBN-10: 140132438X

ISBN-13: 9781401324384

Edition: 2012

Authors: Chris Ballard

List price: $24.99
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“One Shot at Forever is tender, fun, bittersweet, with a great narrative that just motors. It also features the funkiest coach not just in the history of baseball but the history of sport—an unforgettable character in a beautiful and unforgettable book.”—Buzz Bissinger, author of Father’s Day and Friday Night Lights“This book is so well told by Chris Ballard that it gives sportswriting a good name.”—Frank Deford, author of Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter“Chris Ballard brings a big heart and a winning style to tell a memorable story of small-town Illinois. The boys of Macon renew our understanding of why baseball matters—and sometimes, why it matters too much.”—Cait Murphy, author of…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publication date: 5/15/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Chris Ballard is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated covering the NBA and writing features. He has written profiles of people with offbeat professions for the New York Times Magazine and is the author of Hoops Nation, which was named one of Booklist's Top Ten Sports Books of 1998, and The Butterfly Hunter. He lives in Berkeley , California .

Prologue
Welcome to Macon
Prelude
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
The Forever Season
Prelude
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
Acknowledgments
Notes