THIS IS EPISODE 173 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 1 of our two-part podcast, Donnelly shares where his baseball journey began, how the story of his daughter, Amy, and her battle with cancer birthed the phrase “The Chicken Runs at Midnight,” and why his faith was incredibly impacted by the circumstances surrounding his daughter’s death.
Grateful to ESPN for publishing an excerpt from my book today: https://t.co/aV6qK5askx
— Tom Friend (@TomFriendWriter) October 2, 2018