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Episode 401

Russell Branyan
Sat, 2018-Jun-09 00:31 UTC
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The random article for Saturday, 9 June 2018 is Russell Branyan.

Russell Oles Branyan (born December 19, 1975) is an American former professional baseball first baseman. He throws right-handed, bats left-handed, and primarily played first base, but was capable of playing third base and the outfield. Branyan began his professional career in the Cleveland Indians minor league system. His major league debut was with the Indians on September 26, 1998. He has played for the Cleveland Indians (two occasions), Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers (two occasions), Tampa Bay Devil Rays, San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, the Seattle Mariners (two occasions), Arizona Diamondbacks, and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Dubbed "Russell The Muscle" for his ability to hit long-distance home runs, Branyan did not typically hit for a high batting average and struck out frequently. However, he consistently drew walks and hit home runs. Branyan also received the nickname 3TO, which stands for three true outcomes, for his propensity to either draw a walk, strike out, or hit a home run. One of the three outcomes occurred in 50.5% of his plate appearances during his major-league career. Because of this, players such as Jack Cust have drawn comparisons to Branyan.

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