The Greatest Basketball Story Ever Told: The Milan Miracle, 50th Anniversary Edition

The Greatest Basketball Story Ever Told: The Milan Miracle, 50th Anniversary Edition

by Greg L. Guffey
     
 

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"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

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"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.

Indiana University Press

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"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!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253216311
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Edition description:
50th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
500,151
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

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.

Indiana University Press

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