Martin Tops Catcher's Stolen Base List

Russell Martin

Russell Martin stole his 11th base on October 3 against Colorado, breaking a tie with Johnny Roseboro for the top spot on the Dodger catcher's stolen base list. The steal was the 60th of his career and came in the 5-0 win over the Rockies that gave Los Angeles the N.L. West Championship.

Roseboro had held the crown since moving past Brooklyn's Lew Ritter in 1964. Ritter had set the mark in 1908, his final year with the Dodgers.

Martin holds the top two single season records; 21 in 2007 and 18 in 2008, and between he and Roseboro the pair hold down nine of the top 10 slots on the Los Angeles chart.

Martin also holds a percentage advantage over Roseboro, stealing 60 of 86 bases for a .697 mark while Roseboro was successful on 59 of 106 attempts, a .557 percentage.

John Roseboro

Brooklyn catchers hold seven of the top 10 career totals with only Martin, Roseboro and Mike Scioscia on the career list.

  The complete catcher's Stolen Bases chart:

  Single Season

 Los Angeles	                  All-Time	
21 - Russell Martin, 2007	22 - Russell Martin, 2007
18 - Russell Martin, 2008	18 - Russell Martin, 2008
12 - John Roseboro, 1962	17 - Lew Ritter, 1904
11 - John Roseboro, 1958	16 - Lew Ritter, 1905
11 - Russell Martin, 2009	12 - John Roseboro, 1962
10 - Russell Martin, 2006	11 - Otto Miller, 1912
 7 - John Roseboro, 1959	11 - John Roseboro, 1958
 7 - John Roseboro, 1960	11 - Russell Martin, 2009
 7 - John Roseboro, 1963	10 - Al Lopez, 1933
 7 - Mike Scioscia, 1987	10 - Mickey Owen, 1942
	                        10 - Russell Martin, 2006

  Career
 
 Los Angeles	          All-Time
60 - Russell Martin	60 - Russell Martin
59 - John Roseboro	59 - John Roseboro
29 - Mike Scioscia	55 - Lew Ritter
14 - Steve Yeager	40 - Otto Miller
11 - Joe Ferguson	29 - Mike Scioscia
10 - Mike Piazza	25 - Roy Campanella
 8 - Paul Lo Duca	22 - Duke Farrell
 6 - Joe Pignatano	21 - Al Lopez
 4 - Tom Haller	        19 - Mickey Owen
 3 - Rick Dempsey	17 - Bill Bergen
 3 - Jeff Torborg	
 3 - Todd Hundley

 Honorable Mention: Bruce Edwards was 8-0 during his
career with Brooklyn.

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