The 33-Year-Old Rookie

My 13-Year Journey from the Minor Leagues to the World Series

By Chris Coste; John Kruk (Foreword by)
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345507037, 225pp.)

Publication Date: March 10, 2009

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Description
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.



About the Author
Chris Coste was an All-American at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and played five seasons in various independent leagues before finally getting a shot with the Cleveland Indians' organization in 2000. From there, he moved to the minor league systems of the Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, and Philadelphia Phillies. Coste was awarded the 2006 Dallas Green Award for Special Achievement and the 2007 Media Good Guy Award in the Philadelphia area. He lives in Fargo, North Dakota, with his wife, Marcia, and their daughter, Casey.
www.christcoste.com

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