The Birth Of The Magical 1971 Macon High Ironmen, Baseball's Version Of

Despite—or perhaps because of—their ragtag roster and hippie manager, the 1971 Macon High Ironmen found themselves in the Illinois state baseball championship. Chris Ballard first chronicled the team in a long piece for SI in 2010, and he's explored them in even more depth in One Shot at Forever. In this excerpt, we… » 5/23/12 3:50pm 5/23/12 3:50pm