Stretching along a twisting 120-mile stream
from northern Wisconsin to the Wisconsin River lies the
Kickapoo Valley. The 1940s haven’t been kind to
Millersville and the other small towns sprinkled along
the river banks. The devastating aftermath of the Great
Depression and World War II still hang like a black cloud
over the area. Although hard work is their inheritance,
inhabitants manage to find relief in one of America’s
most sacred pastimes—baseball.
Out of this unlikely setting evolves a
group of courageous kids who are destined to challenge
the record books and immortalize high school baseball
history in Wiscconsin.
There are no divisions in high school
sports in the 1940s and 1950s, so tiny Millersville is
forced to compete against schools with twenty times as
many students in order to qualify for the state championship.
After graduation five of their players are offered pro
Seen through the eyes of the author, much
as as he personally lived it, The Amazing Journey of the
Kickapoo Kids offers a fictionalized account of this couragious
group of rural small-town boys quest to do the impossible.
Readers will want to stand up and cheer
as they learn the riviting story behind this extraordinary
slice of American history that may never be repeated.
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