Russell Martin's legacy in Chelsea, Que., could live on at baseball field
Blue Jays Foundation donated $100,000 so western Quebec town could renovate baseball field
The mayor of Chelsea, Que., wants to rename the town's baseball field after Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin.
Martin, 32, was born in the Toronto area but also grew up in Chelsea with his mother and in Montreal with his father after his parents separated.
"Everybody wants a piece of Russell Martin," said Chelsea Mayor Caryl Green, including her small town north of Ottawa.
The Blue Jays Foundation recently donated $100,000 so the town could rebuild its baseball field, Green said, and she now wants Martin's legacy to be shown proudly.
"We're hoping to have Russell Martin accept to have our baseball field named after him," Green said.
"There's a special link here. Baseball Chelsea is very, very excited. The municipality is, and we can't wait to fix our field because it is in much need of repairs."
Martin and his Blue Jays teammates will look to win Game 2 on Friday afternoon and even up their series with the Texas Rangers.
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