The 33-year-old Rookie: My 13-year Journey from the Minor Leagues to the World Series
Chris Coste dreamed of playing major-league baseball from the age of seven. But after eleven grueling years in the minors, a spot on a major-league roster still seemed just out of his reach–until that fateful call came from the Philadelphia Phillies in May 2006. At age thirty-three (“going on eighty”), Coste was finally heading to the big time. The 33-Year-Old Rookie is a real-life Rocky, an unforgettable and inspirational story of one man’s unwavering pursuit of a lifelong goal. Beginning in a single-parent home in Fargo, North Dakota, and ending behind home plate on the flawless diamond of the Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park–where fans and teammates call him “Chris Clutch” because of his knack for getting timely hits–this intimate account of Coste’s baseball odyssey is a powerful story of determination, perseverance, and passion.
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A very interesting read regarding the trials & tribulations for the journey to the big leagues! Good stories regarding the ups and downs along the way! Read full review
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What I really loved about this book was Coste's voice throughout: the straightforward yet very personal and intense narrative, coupled with the deadpan bits of humor that left me laughing hysterically ... Read full review
Spring Training 2006
No Ordinary FourteenYearOld
My Kishwaukee Nightmare
Back in the Batters Box
A First Shot at Pro Ball
Becoming a RedHawk
The 1996 FargoMoorhead RedHawks
Big Fish in a Small Pond 15
Getting the Call
The 2006 BigLeague Season
Afterword The Dream Continues Acknowledgments
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