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March 15, 2009

Rays’ rookie of year credits Pirates’ vet

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By JOHN PERROTTO —

Brandon Martin was a senior at Chaparral High School, where he played wide receiver on the football team.

“It’s just a tragic situation,” Chaparral football coach Charlie Ragle told the Arizona Republic. “I hope that people understand he was a good kid. We all make mistakes. He was a kid you wanted to be around and have on your football team.”

Al Martin played for the Pirates from 1992-99 and Brandon was a fixture in the clubhouse at Three Rivers Stadium during those latter years.

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