Marty Brandl

Nickname: Marty B., Marty Baseball

Bat/Throw: L/L

Birthday: 10/17

Years Playing With The Tigers: 1998-2001, 2003-present

Position(s): OF/DH

High School/Graduation Year: Comfrey High School - Class of 1997

College: Southwest Minnesota State University

Family: wife: Tara, children: Brady, Ben & #3 due about Labor Day, parents: Richard & Karen

Job: math teacher at BlueSky Online School

Best Part Of Playing Amateur Baseball: playing the greatest game in the world with great people, kids on the field after games

Should players from the "Steroids Era" such as Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, and Roger Clemens be in the Baseball Hall of Fame? Absolutely! The Baseball Hall of Fame is where great baseball players are honored. They may have done some dumb things, but according to the letter of the law, it was not against the rules at the time. Spit balls are illegal, but there are spitballers in the Hall of Fame. It is not the "World's Most Upstanding, Honest People Hall of Fame". It is the Baseball Hall of Fame. The best baseball players deserve to be there - including Pete Rose. Bring them out of the shadows so others can learn from their mistakes and the entire sport can move on.

Favorite Davis Story or Quote: pulling out the classic, "Nothing hurt, you're alright" after Milly gave up a line-drive grand slam in Sartell, his colorful vocabulary, knowing his stress level by the speed of his spitting, his dedication and all the work he's put into Springfield baseball

Your Pick to Win the 2011 World Series: Minnesota Twins

Major League Ballparks You've Visited: Target Field, Metrodome, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Old Yankee Stadium, Kauffman Stadium, Miller Park, Wrigley Field, U.S. Celluar Field

One Piece of Advice for Young Ball Players: If you love the game, keep working at it. Find a way to help your team, contributions both on and off the field are important and necessary for success.

Don't Ever Do This When You're Playing Baseball: Not hustle - it takes no talent and can make all the difference!

Parting Thoughts: Go Tigers!