Monday, June 2, 2008

Russell Martin To Receive Tip O'Neill Award


WHO: Dodger All-Star catcher Russell Martin, members of Canadians Abroad, and the SoCal Curling Club

WHAT: Dodger catcher Russell Martin will be presented with the Tip O’Neill Award, given annually to the Canadian-born player “judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to baseball's highest ideals.” Martin, a native of Ontario, won the 2007 NL Silver Slugger Award as well as the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for NL catchers. Past winners include Larry Walker (nine times), former Dodger Eric Gagné (twice), Jason Bay (twice), and Justin Morneau.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 3, 2008
6:55 p.m.* On-field introductions of Canadians Abroad members and the SoCal Curling Club
6:55 p.m.* Photo opportunity and presentation of the Tip O’Neill Award to Dodger All-Star and Ontario native Russell Martin

*Time Approximate

WHERE: On the field at Dodger Stadium

The Los Angeles Dodgers, pioneers in sport and world culture, are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2008. In that period, they have won more games, more pennants, and more World Series than any other club in the National League. Since the start of the modern era in baseball, the Dodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles, combined, have a cumulative attendance of more than 177 million, the highest total in the history of baseball or any other sport. Visit the Dodgers on the Internet at

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