Titel: The Greatest Basketball Story Ever Told, 50th Anniversary Edition: The Milan Miracle
Autor/en: Greg L. Guffey
Herausgegeben von Greg Guffey
INDIANA UNIV PR
August 2003 - kartoniert - 240 Seiten
"Nothing in basketball beats Hoosier Hysteria, and this true-lifeCinderella story of the 1954 Milan Indians has it all -- courage, heart, suspense, and triumph. Greg Guffey brings the team and its championship odyssey to life againin this action-packed book. A great read!" -- Digger Phelps
Withthe release of the movie Hoosiers starring Gene Hackman, the whole world discoveredthe "Milan Miracle." The true story of the Milan miracle is even better, and Greg Guffey tells it here in graphic and gripping detail. Here we get to knowthe real Coach Marvin Wood and the remarkable group of high school players whodefeated mighty Muncie Central. In his new introduction, Guffey talks about theswitch to class basketball in Indiana and the legacy of this story for the town andfor the legendary team.
Introduction to the 50th Anniversary Edition; Foreword by Bob Hammel; Acknowledgments1. Introduction; 2. The Town; 3. The 1953 Regular Season; 4. The 1953 Tournament; 5. The 1954 Regular Season; 6. The 1954 Tournament; 7. The Aftermath; 8. Coach Marvin Wood; 9. Bob Plump; 10. Bob Engel; 11. Ron Truitt; 12. Gene White; 13. Ken Wendelman; 14. Ray Craft; 15. Roger Schroder; 16. Bill Jordan; 17. Glenn Butte; 18. Rollin Cutter; 19. Conclusion
Greg Guffey, Director of Publications and Technology for the Indiana House of Representatives, is author of More than a Game, a history of basketball in Henry County, Indiana. He lives in Indianapolis.Bob Hammel was for many years Sports Editor for the Herald-Times in Bloomington, Indiana.
"As this compelling combination of sports history and sociological insight lucidly demonstrates, there is no more inspirational story than David K.O.-ing Goliath." -Kliatt "This nostalgia-filled account of a special time and event-however small-makes enjoyable reading for all hoop fans." -Booklist "In tracing the Milan squad's progress through its tournament rounds, Guffey is able to convey not only the unique attachment of a town to a team but also a state to a sport. In so doing, he provides a wistful look back at rural life in the nation's midlands... It is a tale worth retelling, especially for those already hooked on Hoosier Hysteria." --Library Journal "Nothing in basketball beats Hoosier Hysteria, and this true-life Cinderella story of the 1954 Milan Indians has it all-courage, heart, suspense, and triumph. Greg Guffey brings the team and its championship odyssey to life again in this action-packed book. A great read!" --Digger Phelps