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by Chris Coste

eBook The 33-Year-Old Rookie: My 13-Year Journey from the Minor Leagues to the World Series download ISBN: 0345507037
Author: Chris Coste
Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (March 10, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 264
ePub: 1938 kb
Fb2: 1523 kb
Rating: 4.3
Other formats: lrf mobi txt lit
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

The 33-Year-Old Rookie is the best of Rocky, Rudy, and The Rookie–it brought out all the emotions . I just read Chris Coste's autobiography from 2009 "The 33 Year Old Rookie"

The 33-Year-Old Rookie is the best of Rocky, Rudy, and The Rookie–it brought out all the emotions. especially when Chris made the team, and the tears started flowing. If you have an impossible dream, and want to see a man and family who paid the price to make theirs come true, you have to read this book. Vince Papale, subject of the Disney movie Invincible. I just read Chris Coste's autobiography from 2009 "The 33 Year Old Rookie". It took me two days and the 220 pages just flew by. This is the Ultimate Underdog story and I wouldn't be surprised if someone turns it into a movie.

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The 33-Year-Old Rookie is a real-life Rocky, an unforgettable and inspirational story of one man s unwavering pursuit .

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.

Chris Coste dreamed of playing major-league baseball from the age of seven. 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.

Chris Coste dreamed of playing major-league baseball from the age of. . 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.

World Series champion (2008). 2008 saw the release of Coste's second autobiography, "The 33-Year-Old Rookie: How I Finally Made it to the Big Leagues After Eleven Years in the Minors. Christopher Robert Coste (born February 4, 1973) is an author and former Major League Baseball catcher. Coste was on a Major League Baseball team for the first time in his career at age 33 after twelve seasons of independent and minor league baseball. He is currently an analyst on Post Game Live for the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 1953 World Series matched the 4-time defending champions New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series, and the 4th such matchup between the two teams in the past seven seasons. The Yankees won in 6 games for their 5th consecutive title-a mark which has not been equalled-and their 16th overall

The 33-Year-Old Rookie. My 13-Year Journey from the Minor Leagues to the World Series. Published March 10, 2009 by Ballantine Books.

The 33-Year-Old Rookie.

The 33-Year-Old Rookie is like a real-life Rocky, an unforgettable and inspirational story of one .

The 33-Year-Old Rookie is like a real-life Rocky, an unforgettable and inspirational story of one man's unwavering. He gives the reader an interesting look at life in the minors and with independent teams. Although Coste was determined to make it to the majors, there are hundreds of others who are just as talented and as determined who don't achieve their dreams.

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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.
Comments: (7)
Peles
The 33-Year-Old Rookie is the ultimate underdog story! There were numerous times when Chris Coste could've hung up his spikes, but he kept believing and persevering with the support of his wife and daughter, past and present teammates, and former managers. Every step of Coste's miraculous journey is chronicled, which includes his high school and college career along with his time spent in the independent, winter, minor, and (finally) major leagues. Coste wasn't considered major league material since he wasn't a blue chip prospect. He was unfairly labeled as a former independent baseball player with no clear position. Despite his success at every level and his versatility on the field, Coste was constantly overlooked in favor of lesser players. However, he kept chasing his dream while realizing playing catcher was his best chance to break into the big leagues. After he finally joined the Phillies, Coste felt the constant pressure of being sent down to the minors or being released from the club. He knew that not only one bad game but even one poor at bat could shatter his dream. Ultimately, Coste latched onto the team and fulfilled his childhood dream. The reader will enjoy how he recalls every first at the major league level with the same enthusiasm as a little league player. Coste's personal story is filled with self doubt and perseverance, frustration and gratitude, and failure and success that everyone can use as inspiration.
Granigrinn
Philadelphia Phillies catcher Chris Coste has written an inspirational account about what it takes to get to the major leagues. Coste, a backup catcher, shares the heartaches, self-doubts and physical injuries he had to endure during his 11 years in the minors. He gives the reader an interesting look at life in the minors and with independent teams. Although Coste was determined to make it to the majors, there are hundreds of others who are just as talented and as determined who don't achieve their dreams.

Coste's book is refreshing in that he's a player who appreciates everything he receives as a major leaguer. He vows not to complain about how much taxes he pays on his major league minimum salary of $370,000. He's a down-to-earth guy who hasn't been jaded by the major league life, and hopefully will never succumb to the pitfalls.

You can't help but to root for Coste and cheer for him when he does well in the book. Any one who reads this book will be a Chris Coste fan. The book is thin at 196 pages and easy to read. While adults will enjoy it, I believe younger readers who don't know much about what it takes to get to the majors will also find it interesting and enjoyable.
blac wolf
I just read Chris Coste's autobiography from 2009 "The 33 Year Old Rookie". It took me two days and the 220 pages just flew by.
This is the Ultimate Underdog story and I wouldn't be surprised if someone turns it into a movie.
Coste grew up raised by his mother, a single parent and never knew his father. He came from Fargo, North Dakota, not exactly a BASEBALL HOTBED OR AN AREA THAT IS SCOUTED HEAVILY. He went undrated out of tiny Concordia College as a senior in 1995. The first independent league he played for folded about two months later. He was able to catch on with a more established Independent League the following year,The Northern League, and played for the Fargo-Moorehead Red Hawks for the next four years, where he learned to become a catcher (he had been a third baseman and pitcher in college) and sold ads on outfield walls, ads for programs, and hosted a sports talk radio show to supplement his income in the off-season.
He finally got into organized baseball in 2000 at age 27. Although he never played at any level below AA, Coste was trapped in the high minors for the next six plus years and often bypassed and overlooked by the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox front offices in favor of highly paid high draft choices that teams "were invested in". Even the team he reached the majors with, the Philadelphia Phillies overlooked him at first. In 2005, his first year with the Phillies organization, Coste had an excellent year finishing with 20 home runs, 89 RBI and a .292 batting average, but that still didn't earn him a September callup to the majors. After a tremedous Spring Training in '06, where by all accounts he had hit about .475 that Spring, played great defensively, and should have earned a spot on the 2006 Opening Day Phillies roster, Coste found himself back with the Phillies Scranton-Wilkes Barre AAA affiliate to start the season.
His ascent to the majors that May is certainly a joyous occasion as Coste recounts the moment he "got "The Call" and his first week with the team. By the time Coste reached the majors he was 33 with a wife and two daughters. - A cute moment occurs after his older daughter, Casey, a seven-year-old, innocently asks after Coste has made his major leagues debut in Philadelphia, "Daddy, just how rich are we now?".
Coste went on to play for four years with the Phillies (2006-2009, hitting .272 lifetime, playing as Carlos Ruiz's backup catcher on their 2008 World's Championship team. By 2010 He had moved on to the Mets, where he had a career-ending arm injury in Spring Training . He's always been a great fan favorite in Philly and was able to capitalize on that after his career ended. Now age 39, Coste does the Pre and Post game shows these days for Phillies telecasts and some studio work on the Comcast Network. While he's more than adequate as a broadcaster and easily shares his expert baseball knowledge with TV viewers, his future might lie in managing and coaching. Who better than the charismatic Coste, to lead a team, or help develop the fine points of a player's game than one who learned the game "from the ground up".
It's very well-written for someone who doesn't write professionally, and a more than decent read by any standard.
This is a great lesson for anyone who ever has been told they were not good enough at something. Coste's dedication to his sport not only made him "good enough", but made him a World's Champion as well.

-Dennis Orlandini
Maman
In this book, Chris Coste takes you on a ride beginning with his childhood. I often felt as if I was there traveling through years of college and minor league baseball. Coste never gave up and finally received his reward of playing in the Majors at the age of thirty-three. I find myself checking the box scores every day to see if Chris Coste played and how he did if he did play. A great book about a man's love for baseball and his family. Highly recommended.
zzzachibis
Chris Coste played baseball as a perennial underdog. Yet his desire to be the best he could be took him all the way to the Major Leagues, and a World Series victory. It is the Australian way to always cheer for the underdog, and I clapped for Chris the whole way through the book. This is one of the most satisfying baseball stories I have ever read.

Nicholas R.W. Henning - Australian Baseball Author
OCARO
Good book for baseball fans
Renthadral
Well written and entertaining, this book chronicles Chris's hard work and his family's sacrifices to make it to the big leagues. Being a life long, long suffering Phillies fan, I can relate to Chris's disappointments. Chris was also catching for the Reading Phillies at the Trenton Thunder when Roger the Rocket Clemens was doing his work outs to head back to the Yankees before all the allegations.
Fun read