Martin's Boston pop makes Pops proud

Catcher's two home runs toward symbolic Citgo sign hit close to home for Russell Sr.

Updated: April 10, 2011, 10:58 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- Russell Martin sent two home runs sailing over the great green wall in left, his shots cutting a poetic path toward the Citgo sign that once served as a glowing marker in the night for the musician who inspired him.

Russell Martin Sr. lived in front of that sign some 30 years ago, when he played with the gospel choir of the Twelfth Baptist Church and took courses at the Berklee College of Music. So as the old man watched his son became a home run hero for the New York Yankees ...

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