“The Making of a Miracle” With Hockey Captain Mike Eruzione
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Mike Eruzione, the captain of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team and scorer of the gold-medal winning goal against Russia, visits Gibson’s Bookstore to present his first book, “The Making of a Miracle,” and tell how a team of college kids and unsigned amateurs beat the elite Soviet hockey team when no one gave them a chance. The Russians had won the previous four gold medals but a combination of pluck, skill and devil-may-care attitude shocked the world, and delivered the greatest David and Goliath victory in sports history.
Eruzione has lived a hockey life full of unexpected twists and surprising turns. Al Michaels’ famous call in 1980 — “do you believe in miracles? YES!” — could have been about Mike himself. Filled with vivid portraits — from his hard-working, irrepressible father to the irascible Herb Brooks to the Russian hall-of-famers Tretiak, Kharlamov, Makarov and Fetisov — this lively, fascinating look back is destined to become a sports classic and is a must for hockey fans, especially those who witnessed that miraculous day.