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Jeff Russell
Pitcher
Born: September 2, 1961 (1961-09-02) (age 48)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
August 13, 1983 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1996 for the Texas Rangers
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     56-73
Earned run average     3.75
Strikeouts     693
Saves     186
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Jeffrey Lee Russell (born September 2, 1961 Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played 14 years from 1983 to 1996. Russell played for the Cincinnati Reds of the National League and the Texas Rangers, Oakland A's, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians, all of the American League. He began his career as a starting pitcher with the Reds and Rangers, but was later converted into a closer.

A two-time American League All-Star in 1988 and 1989, Russell finished his Major League career with 186 career saves. In 1989, as a member of the Rangers, he led the A.L. in saves with 38 and won the 1989 A.L. Rolaid's Relief Award.

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Preceded by
Dennis Eckersley
American League Saves Champion
1989
Succeeded by
Bobby Thigpen
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