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NEW PODCAST: Rich Donnelly, Former MLB Coach (Part 2)

THIS IS EPISODE 174 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

 

Rich Donnelly coached and played professional baseball for 48 seasons. He was signed as a catcher by the Minnesota Twins in 1967 and played for the late, great baseball legend, Ted Williams.

He has spent 25 years as an MLB coach with the Rangers, Pirates, Marlins, Rockies, Brewers, Dodgers and Mariners. In 2018, he worked as a coach with the New York Mets minor league affiliate in Brooklyn.

Donnelly was a member of the 1997 Florida Marlins team that won the World Series. A book on the life of Donnelly, written by Tom Friend and titled “The Chicken Runs at Midnight,” released on Oct. 2 with Zondervan Publishers.

In Part 2 of our two-part podcast, Donnelly shares the story of “The Chicken Runs at Midnight” and why his daughter Amy’s death helped him as more difficult times entered his life — overcoming cancer, the loss of another son, and watching two daughters get caught in a mass shooting. Through it all, Donnelly has remained positive and faithful to God’s promises.

Listen to Part 1 of the podcast here.

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