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Russell Martin: New York Yankees Catcher Takes Home AL Best of the Night Award

month ago, New York Yankees fans were calling for Russell Martin's head, and they were right to do so. Martin couldn't buy a hit in the first few weeks of the 2012 MLB season. His spot in the bottom of the lineup was a black hole.

Yankees fans are no longer calling for Martin's head. Heroes don't deserve that kind of treatment, and Martin is most certainly a hero after what he did on Sunday against the New York Mets.

Martin's day did not get off to a good start, as he struck out swinging in each of his first two at-bats. His Yankee teammates weren't doing much better. When Nick Swisher grounded into a double play in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Yankees were down 3-0 and running out of outs.

The Mets proceeded to demonstrate why ...

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