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Perseverance pays off for former Phillies

Mike Costanzo (Photo: Brad Penner/US Presswire)

The thing that keeps a lot of players going, especially at the minor league level, is their love for the game of baseball. In just the past week, two examples of that love, combined with perseverance, have taken players with Phillies connections to the majors.

Perseverance: Steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc. especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles or discouragement. Obviously, perseverance is a key component for players who are striving to reach the major leagues. Some need more than others and some show more perseverance than others. For some players, there have been a number of difficulties, obstacles and... Recommended Stories

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