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