russell's name appears high on many of the 'softer' franchise career leader lists. among los angeles dodgers, he is first in defensive war, first in games played, second in at bats, third in hits, fourth in doubles, first in singles, first in sacrifice hits, first in intentional walks (hitting 8th will do that for you), and, fairly obviously, first in outs made. when you factor in the brooklyn players, russell still ranks pretty highly in those same categories.
joe beckwithdodger double dipper and won a world series ring in 1985 with this next guy's brother.
this thorough post. in the majors, not so much. the robins brought him up to the big leagues in 1926 following a 62 home run season in the low minors, but he hit only .071 (1 for 14) with his lone hit being a double.
the oldest dodger card that i own.
bill f. hart