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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Russell Martin officially retires from baseball

Russell Martin last played in 2019, in his second stint with the Dodgers, but on Saturday made official his retirement from baseball.

He made the announcement on Instagram, where he also announced his wife is expecting their third child in a few weeks.

The Dodgers drafted Martin in the 17th round in 2002, and hit the ground running once he made the majors in 2006. Martin made All-Star teams in 2007 and 2008 with Los Angeles, adding both a Gold Glove and Sliver Slugger in 2007.

Martin had an uncommon combination of power and speed as a catcher, including 19 home runs and 21 stolen bases in his second year with the Dodgers. He finished his career with 191 home runs and 101 steals.

He’s one of only 21 players to total both 60 home runs and 60 stolen bases with the Dodgers, and he’s the only catcher of the group.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 29, 2022 at 11:18 AM | 33 comment(s)
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