The nickname came in his youth, when the ball-and-glove toting lad was dubbed the "little major leaguer," which over time turned into "Major" and eventually "Maje." McDonnell grew up a Phillies fan and he joined the staff as a batting-practice pitcher in 1947. Thus began a 5-decade tenure as a couch, scout, PR guru and beloved Phillies ambassador, always with a smile on his face and a bounce to his step. This game-worn coach's jersey features "McDonnell M" chain-stitched inside the collar and Wilson size-38 tagging on the front left tail, above a chain-stitched "1954" label. Nice overall moderate wear.
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