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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 15 February 1983East York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Birth NameRussell Nathan Coltrane Jeanson Martin Jr.
Nickname Russell "Speed limit" Martin
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Russell Martin was born on February 15, 1983 in East York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Russell Nathan Coltrane Jeanson Martin Jr.

Trivia (3)

Russell is from his father (Russell Martin Sr.), Nathan is from his great-grandfather, Coltrane is also from his dad to pay homage to John Coltrane, and Jeanson is the maiden name of his mother (Suzanne).
Broke the Dodgers' record for stolen bases by a catcher, which was set by Johnny Roseboro in 1962. He also became only the third catcher in Major League Baseball to lead his team to the playoffs as a rookie.
Lived in France from the age of 8-10.

Personal Quotes (1)

There are times I felt like I wanted to say something, but it's just not my time. I'm not going to be one of those young guys who talks a lot. I need to have the team's respect before I do that. And I still have to earn that respect. - On the Dodgers 2007 season

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