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Josh Donaldson found an escape in baseball and became one of MLB's best

Originally Published: March 26, 2014
By Eddie Matz | ESPN The Magazine

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JOSH DONALDSON'S DADDY was nuts about golf. Loved it so much that the backyard of his home in Pensacola, Fla., was a driving range. A construction worker by trade, Levon Donaldson wasn't around much. When he was, the only thing he liked more than playing golf was spending time with his little boy. Not long after Josh started walking, Levon took the kid out on the ...

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