Milan ’54 Team To Be Honored At Indy Indians “Milan Night”

Posted On June 07, 2014

Press release from Ripley County Tourism

Milan's 1954 basketball team gather with their state championship trophy, held by coach Marvin Wood. Milan '54 Museum

Milan’s 1954 basketball team gather with their state championship trophy, held by coach Marvin Wood.
Milan ’54 Museum

(Milan, Ind.) – On the evening June 11, 2014 the Indianapolis Indians honor the 1954 legends “The Mighty Men of Milan” at Victory Field when the Indians play the Durham Bulls.

First pitch is at 7:05 pm. The Milan Legends will be recognized on the field prior to the game and will be available for a meet and greet and autograph session for a couple of innings on the concourse during the game.

Exclusive discount tickets to the game can be acquired on line now by clicking the following link: Milan Group Tickets and typing in promo code “butler.”


About the Milan 54 – Hoosiers Museum:

Before Indiana adopted the high school class basketball tournament system, teams from all sizes of schools competed against each other for that one coveted title—Indiana State Basketball Champions. In 1954 the reign of the large Indiana High Schools ended when the team from Milan High School in Milan, Indiana (with an enrollment of just 161) defeated the Muncie Central team (with an enrollment of 1,662). A shot taken in the last moments brought the score to Milan 32-Muncie 30. Basketball enthusiasts from all over the United States cheered for the Milan Indians Boys Basketball team and sent messages of congratulations. Thousands of fans gathered in the small town of Milan to watch as a huge parade brought the team back to town. In 1986 the small town’s accomplishment was made into the movie “Hoosiers” and the fan base for the Milan Indians team grew even more. Today people come from all over the United States and many countries of the world to see the Milan ‘54  Hoosiers Museum and re-live the “David vs Goliath event by walking in the footsteps of the young men who did what was thought to be impossible. The museum is located at 201 West Carr Street in downtown Milan, Indiana and is packed with items from the 1954 Indiana State Basketball Championship as well as the 1986 movie “Hoosiers.”   For more information visit www.Milan54.org