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Football is life in the tiny community of Derby, Connecticut. But when three high school seniors allow a twenty-eight year winning streak to end, they are forever branded as "losers". The three determine to seek redemption by playing on the baseball team, where they forever leave a mark on this small Connecticut town. The Fat Lady Never Sings is the remarkable true story of the 1992 Derby Red Raiders as told by one of its assistant coaches, author Steve Reilly. The smallest school in the league, Derby qualifies for the state baseball tournament and ultimately advances to the championship game. Under the towering lights of Middletown's Palmer Field, the Red Raiders face off against Terryville. But in the last inning, the Raiders trail by two runs and are down to their final at bat. With one out remaining, the "fat lady" prepares to sing as the quarterback steps into the batter's box. "The Fat Lady Never Sings is a marvelous adaptation from an exciting era of Derby High School Sports which blends emotion, humor and ultimate success."-Bill Pucci, Valley Times Sports Editor who will enter his fortieth scholastic season this fall.