The Milan Miracle: The Town That Hoosiers Left Behind
Will lightning ever strike twice? Can David beat Goliath a second time? These questions haunt everyone in the small town of Milan, Indiana, whose basketball team inspired Hoosiers, the greatest underdog sports movie ever made. From a town of just 1,816 residents, the team remains forever an underdog, but one with a storied past that has them eternally frozen in their 1954 moment of glory. Every te...
Paperback: 194 pages
Publisher: Quarry Books (August 29, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1365296
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“A+. 2 thumbs up. 5-stars. You name it, you'll get it with this book. Very insightful on what challenges, burdens, etc. that face the town of Milan and the storied school represented. Having been a senior member on the 2010-2011 team and mentioned man...”
years or so, Milan has a winning season, but for the most part, they only manage a win or two each year. And still, perhaps because it’s the only option for Milan, the town believes that the Indians can rise again. Bill Riley follows the modern day Indians for a season and explores how the Milan myth still permeates the town, the residents, and their high level of expectations of the team. Riley deftly captures the camaraderie between the players and their coach and their school pride in being Indians. In the end, there are few wins or causes for celebration―there is only the little town where basketball is king and nearly the whole town shows up to watch each game. The legend of Milan and Hoosiers is both a blessing and a curse.