List of second-generation Major League Baseball players
The following is a list of father-and-son combinations who have played or managed in
Major League Baseball, plus a few grandfathers with grandsons. "Italic" - managed his son(s)Bold - active
List of players
*Herm and Jack Doscher are the first father-and-son combination to play in
Major League Baseball.
*The Ken Griffeys are the first father-and-son combination to play in Major League Baseball at the same time. In 1989, when Ken Sr. was playing with the
Cincinnati Reds, Ken Jr. was first called up by the Seattle Mariners. They would be teammates on the Mariners the next year. While playing for the Mariners, they once hit back-to-back home runs in a game Sept. 14, 1990. The only other father-and-son combination to be teammates are Tim Raines and Tim Raines Jr.
*The Mack (Connie & Earle), Sisler (George & Dave) and Skinner (Bob & Joel) families are the only ones to have both a father and son to manage a major league team.
*The Ward duet, Gary (in 1980) and Daryle (in 2004), became the first father-son combination in major league history to hit for the cycle.
*Three father-son pitcher combinations have made it to a
World Series. They are the Bagby (Jim & Jim Jr.), Borbón (Pedro & Pedro Jr.) and Stottlemyre (Mel & Todd) families.
*The Stottlemyres, Mel (1,257), Mel Jr. (14) and Todd (1,587), also collected the most
strikeouts (3,158) of any father and son combination.
*Of all the fathers and sons pitchers, Ed Walsh posted the lowest career ERA (1.82) and his son Ed Jr. has the highest career ERA (5.57).
*There are 3 three-generation MLB families: the Bells (Gus, Buddy, David and Mike), the Boones (Ray, Bob, Aaron and Bret), and the Hairstons (Sammy, Jerry and Johnny, Jerry Jr. and Scott).
*There are other former major leaguers with a parent who played top-flight professional baseball, but not in
Major League Baseball:
Luis Apariciois the son of Luis Aparicio, a shortstop in Venezuelan winter baseball.
Casey Candaeleis the son of Helen Callaghan, who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Orlando Cepedais the son of Pedro Cepeda, who played in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
Luis Tiantis the son of Luis Tiant, who pitched in the Negro Leagues.
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