Russell Oles Branyan
(Russell the Muscle)
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 195 lb.
- High School Stratford Academy
- Debut September 26, 1998
- Final Game September 26, 2011
- Born December 19, 1975 in Warner Robins, GA USA
Russell Branyan has been a Three True Outcomes type of player for most of his career. At the end of the 2007 season, 121 of his 427 base hits had been home runs. But his strikeouts have also come in bunches.
"I couldn't believe how far that kid hit that ball." - Jim Thome, talking about a home run Branyan blasted in spring training 1998 that bounced off a car.
Toward the beginning of his big league career, he was known as "Russ Branyan."
- 1996 MVP South Atlantic League Columbus Redstixx
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 4 (2001, 2002, 2009 & 2010)
- 30-Home Run Seasons: 1 (2009)