The Greatest Basketball Story Ever Told: The Milan Miracle

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Indiana University Press, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 205 pages

"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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Contents

Introduction I
1
The Town
8
The 1953 Regular Season
29
The 1953 Tournament
47
The 1954 Regular Season
60
The 1954 Tournament
74
The Aftermath
97
Coach Marvin Wood
104
Ron Truitt
137
Gene White
141
Ken Wendelman
150
Ray Craft
156
Roger Schroder
163
Bill Jordan
172
Glenn Butte
177
Rollin Cutter
185

Bob Plump
115
BobEnael
127
Conclusion
194
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

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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