Josh Donaldson's breakout season

Athletics third baseman overcoming obstacles, quietly establishing himself

Originally Published: June 13, 2013
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

If there were any doubts that Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson is in the middle of a special season -- and having a blast each step of the way -- he recently dispelled them with one of the most entertaining displays of 5 o'clock hitting since Mark McGwire was launching balls into the stratosphere at Coors Field in the late 1990s.

An Overstock.com sign sits behind the left-field fence at O.co Coliseum, and the Oakland hitter who plops a ball inside the "O" wins $10,000 for a lucky ...

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