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The 33-Year-Old Rookie: How I Finally Made it to the Big Leagues After…

by Chris Coste

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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. His story is also incredible; it's impossibleto count the number of times he was completely screwed by coaches and scouts alike, yet he stuck with baseball and was rewarded by finally becoming a Phillies player. Coste's patience throughout his 11 years in the minors one unfairness after another is dumbfounding; I'm sure nine out of ten people would have stormed off the field and called it quits after enduring less than half of what Coste went through. Overall, this was a fantastic book, one which I recommend for anyone. ( )
  ChandlerF1 | Jul 4, 2008 |
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The story of one athlete's determined pursuit of a lifelong goal chronicles the author's eleven-year odyssey from the North Dakota Little Leagues, to aging minor-leaguer, to Philadelphia Phillies catcher.

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