|Born: January 1, 1900|
|Died: June 12, 1982|
|Negro league baseball debut|
|1920, for the Detroit Stars|
|1940, for the Philadelphia Stars|
In the 1928 to 1930 seasons, McDonald was scouted by and went to play for a white team in Minnesota, where he was often the only African American player on the team. Joining him in later seasons were Negro Leagues players Hooks Foreman, and Dave Brown "aka" Lefty Wilson.
- "Little Falls Trims Colored Giants" Albert Lea Evening Tribune, Albert Lea, MN, Page 10, Column 8
- Riley, James A. (1994). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6.
- "1952 Pittsburgh Courier Poll of Greatest Black Players"
- Negro league baseball statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Negro leagues)
- "Teams list of pitcher John Donaldson"
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