The Greatest Basketball Story Ever Told
The Milan Miracle 50th Anniversary edition
By (author) Greg L. Guffey
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Greatest Basketball Story Ever Told by Greg L. Guffey
Book Description"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 With the release of the movie Hoosiers starring Gene Hackman, the whole world discovered the "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 know the real Coach Marvin Wood and the remarkable group of high school players who defeated mighty Muncie Central. In his new introduction, Guffey talks about the switch to class basketball in Indiana and the legacy of this story for the town and for the legendary team.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253216311
(237mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Greg L. Guffey
Golden Age of Indiana High School Basketball, Paperback (November 2005)» View all books by Greg L. Guffey
The years 1950-1959 marked the time when basketball truly became the sport of Indiana. This book captures the flavor of the period and showcases many of the best teams, players, and coaches. It is useful for fans of Indiana basketball.
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Author Biography - Greg L. Guffey
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.
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