‘Russell Martin: World Citizen’ airs on Sportsnet

A look at Sportsnet's upcoming feature on Russell Martin, who places family above all else and has a knack for winning.

Russell Martin is one of the most respected leaders in baseball.

To understand why he was the Toronto Blue Jays’ top off-season priority is to appreciate his background and upbringing in Montreal, where he first developed his baseball skills.

The product of an African-Canadian father and a white French Canadian mother, Martin’s known as a players who contributes on offence, on defence and off of the field.

Watch ‘Russell Martin: World Citizen’ Sunday May 24th at 9 p.m. ET on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific

In ‘Russell Martin: World Citizen,’ Stephen Brunt will show viewers why the words “World Citizen” apply so well to the Blue Jays’ all-star free-agent acquisition.