Today in Tribe History: December 19, 1975

Corner infielder and occasional outfielder Russell Branyan is born in Georgia. Branyan was a home run hitting threat throughout his Major League career, often hitting long moonshots that impressed the crowd, only to strike out at frustrating rates while hitting for a low average. He spent his first five MLB seasons with the Indians before being dealt in 2002 to the Cincinnati Reds...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Branyan: Born for the Rays

As the league prepares for Spring Training, there remain a few players left unsigned, left searching for teams as we celebrate Truck Days and Pitchers and Catchers Report Days. I can only imagine how depressing it is for these players – just picture a player sitting at home, baseball glove in hand, cap on head, watching with a frown on his face as all his friends depart for the warmth...
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February 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Branyan's blast still making waves

The mammoth home run Russell Branyan hit into the fourth deck at new Yankee Stadium on Saturday was still on a lot of minds the day after.
August 22, 2010  |  Discuss

Branyan christens Stadium's upper deck

Russell Branyan hit a baseball Saturday afternoon where no one else ever had at the new Yankee Stadium.
August 21, 2010  |  1 Comment

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