The Concordia College baseball program started in 1903 and Arlo Brunsberg was their first player to make it to the Major League level.
Chris Coste shared some wonderful personal memories on his website, "My earliest memories are playing catch with my grandfather, Bob Coste, in the front yard of his home. He was a good athlete and the sole reason why I played baseball. I was always trying be like him and he made me want to be a great baseball player. I would hit rocks with a bat for hours on end and throw tennis balls against the steps of the apartment building where I lived. I did these things every day when the weather would allow and doing those things definitely helped develop my baseball skills. Early on I was a huge Reggie Jackson fan so I followed the Yankees for awhile until I realized that I was supposed to be a Twins fan."
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