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A player after Philadelphia's hearts

After 11 years in the minors, Chris Coste is enjoying every minute of The Show. Q&A | Book excerpt

Updated: March 19, 2008, 2:53 PM ET
By Sam Alipour | Special to Page 2

Last month, Random House sent over an advance copy of "The 33-Year-Old Rookie," by Phillies catcher Chris Coste. It's an intimate account of his 11-year minor league odyssey that culminated in May 2006, when the pride of Division III Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., was finally called up to the big leagues. His book is the latest in a long line of media ventures by underdog athletes who never gave up -- such as Vince Papale ("Invincible"), Rudy Ruettiger ("Rudy") and Jim Morris ("The Rookie").

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