Donnie Baseball was one of the greatest players I've ever seen. He effortlessly dove into the stands to make a grab or dig out an errant throw with as much grace as there was. (nine gold gloves) He used his bat like a club and slashed grand slam home after grand slam to cement his glory in the record books of MLB.
I think it was in Texas when he hit his eighth consecutive home run in as many games-tying another major league record. I can remember listening to the call on the radio as he blasted the shot and it sent chills down my spine. Just think about that for a second. Eight home runs in eight games. Only done one other time in the history of baseball. Barry Bonds and his juiced up body couldn't do it.
From 1984 to 1989 there was not a better all around player in baseball and the best player to compare him to was the late, great Stan Musial. Donnie won the MVP in 1985: