Darnell McDonald, who was up until recently a little-known Red Sox minor leaguer, has exploded onto the scene this year. He hit a home run in his first plate appearance of the season, ripped a walk-off single in his second, and has delivered several other clutch plays since for a Red Sox team that has struggled for positive signs.
As it turns out, McDonald is no stranger to heroics on the diamond. Read on to learn a little more about the his past and career highlights.
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