Russell Martin's 39 MLB playoff games a Canadian record

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay slides safely past Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin...

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay slides safely past Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin to score a run during Game 1 of their National League Divisional Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Oct. 3, 2013. (JEFF CURRY/USA Today)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:51 PM ET

ST. LOUIS - Russell Martin wasn't anywhere to be seen when Team Canada suited up for the World Baseball Classic this March in Phoenix.

One place you are certain to find him, though, is on the October stage.

As the Pittsburgh Pirates prepared to face the St. Louis Cardinals in the fifth and deciding game of the National League Division Series Wednesday night, Martin was slated to start behind the plate for the Bucs.

It would be his 39th post-season game, breaking Tip O'Neill's 125-year-old record of appearances by a Canadian in the post-season.


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