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Darnell McDonald      

Mental Skills Coordinator for the Chicago Cubs; Former MLB Player for the Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees & Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs Mental Skills Coordinator, Darnell McDonald, is a former MLB player for the Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Chicago Cubs. He retired from the Cubs organization’s minor league team. His motto: “The sky is not the limit; the mind is.”

On April 20, 2010, Darnell became the ninth player to hit a homerun for the Red Sox in his first at bat. In the same game, he became the first ever member of the Red Sox to collect a game-ending RBI in his debut with the club. Since his retirement in 2014, Darnell has become a cornerstone of mental health, and development amongst the Chicago Cubs roster, promoting positive energy, and an optimistic lifestyle with his phrase “In Blue, Out Red.” In 2017, McDonald completed his 200-hour yoga certification to unify his theories of mind, body, and soul. He was also presented with a 2016 World Series Championship Ring due to his contributions to direct success of the team on the field.

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