Thursday, October 4, 2012


The sport of baseball in our county, and around the nation, is something that is always passed down.  The secrets, tips, hints, and insights, are passed from a father to son, grandfather to grandson, or from any patriarch of the community.  For some individuals baseball is in their blood.  It is as if the ballpark courses through their veins.  Because of these familial ties that we have seen the idea and development of Little League thrive and the importance of baseball in shaping today's youth.  I decided to compile a list of major leaguers who delve in to second and third-generation ball players.

Herm Doscher, and his son Jack Doscher, first appeared in 1903.

Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr., they played at the same time and also became teammates on the Seattle Mariners in 1990.

Tim Raines, and Tim Raines Jr., were teammates on the Baltimore Orioles in 2001.

Cecil Fielder and his son Prince, both hit 50 home runs in a season during their careers.

Bobby Adams, Infielder --- Mike Adams, Outfielder
Sandy Alomar, Sr., Second baseman --- Roberto Alomar, Second baseman, Sandy Alomar, Jr., Catcher
Felipe Alou, Outfielder --- Moisés Alou, Outfielder
Rubén Amaro, Sr., Infielder --- Rubén Amaro, Jr., Outfielder
Tony Armas, Outfielder --- Tony Armas, Jr., Pitcher
Earl Averill, Outfielder --- Earl Averill, Jr., Catcher
Mike Bacsik, Pitcher --- Mike Bacsik, Pitcher
Jim Bagby, Sr., Pitcher --- Jim Bagby, Jr., Pitcher
Floyd Bannister, Pitcher --- Brian Bannister, Pitcher
Jesse Barfield, Outfielder --- Josh Barfield, Second baseman
Clyde Barnhart, Outfielder --- Vic Barnhart, Infielder
Charlie Beamon, Pitcher --- Charlie Beamon, Jr., First baseman/Designated hitter
Dave Bennett, Pitcher --- Erik Bennett, Pitcher
Yogi Berra, Catcher/Manager --- Dale Berra, Infielder
Charlie Berry, Second baseman --- Charlie Berry, Catcher/Umpire
Joe Berry, Catcher  --- Joe Berry, Infielder
Bobby Bonds, Outfielder --- Barry Bonds, Outfielder
Pedro Borbón, Pitcher --- Pedro Borbón, Jr., Pitcher
Chris Bourjos, Outfielder --- Peter Bourjos, Outfielder
Mickey Brantley, Outfielder, Michael Brantley, Outfielder
Fred Brickell, Outfielder --- Fritz Brickell, Infielder
Earle Brucker, Sr., Catcher --- Earle Brucker, Jr., Catcher
Mike Brumley, Catcher --- Mike Brumley, Infielder/Outfielder
Don Buford, Outfielder --- Damon Buford, Outfielder
Jeff Burroughs, Outfielder --- Sean Burroughs, Third baseman
Sal Butera, Catcher --- Drew Butera, Catcher
Dolph Camilli, First baseman --- Doug Camilli, Catcher
Al Campanis, Second baseman --- Jim Campanis, Catcher
José Canó, Pitcher --- Robinson Canó, Second baseman
Cam Carreon, Catcher --- Mark Carreon, Outfielder
Eddie Collins, Second baseman --- Eddie Collins, Jr., Outfielder
Ed Connolly, Catcher --- Ed Connolly, Pitcher
Jimmy Cooney, Shortstop --- Jimmy Cooney, Shortstop AND Johnny Cooney     Pitcher/Outfielder
Mardie Cornejo, Pitcher --- Nate Cornejo, Pitcher
Red Corriden, Shortstop --- John Corriden, Infielder
Ed Crosby, Infielder --- Bobby Crosby, Shortstop
Bill Crouch, Pitcher --- Bill Crouch, Pitcher
José Cruz, Outfielder --- José Cruz, Jr., Outfielder
Mike Darr, Pitcher --- Mike Darr, Outfielder
Jerry DaVanon, Infielder --- Jeff DaVanon, Outfielder
Ron Davis, Pitcher --- Ike Davis, First baseman
Iván DeJesús, Shortstop ---Iván DeJesús, Jr., Second Baseman
Steve Dillard, Infielder --- Tim Dillard, Pitcher
Doug Drabek, Pitcher --- Kyle Drabek, Pitcher
Dave Duncan , Catcher --- Chris Duncan, Outfielder AND Shelley Duncan, First baseman/Outfielder
Dick Ellsworth, Pitcher --- Steve Ellsworth, Pitcher
Jim Eschen, Outfielder --- Larry Eschen, Shortstop
Bill Fahey, Catcher --- Brandon Fahey, Infielder
Tom Fletcher, Pitcher --- Darrin Fletcher, Catcher
Tito Francona. Outfielder/First baseman --- Terry Francona, First baseman
Len Gabrielson, First baseman --- Len Gabrielson, Outfielder
Charlie Ganzel, Catcher --- Babe Ganzel, Outfielder
Larry Gilbert, Outfielder --- Charlie Gilbert, Outfielder AND Tookie Gilbert, First baseman
Tom Gordon, Pitcher --- Dee Gordon, Shortstop
Peaches Graham, Catcher --- Jack Graham, First baseman/Outfielder
Fred Green, Pitcher --- Gary Green, Shortstop
Tom Grieve, Outfielder --- Ben Grieve, Outfielder
Steve Grilli, Pitcher --- Jason Grilli, Pitcher
Ray Grimes, First baseman --- Oscar Grimes, Infielder
Ross Grimsley, Pitcher --- Ross Grimsley, Pitcher
Tony Gwynn, Outfielder --- Tony Gwynn, Jr., Outfielder
Larry Haney, Catcher --- Chris Haney, Pitcher
Jim Hegan, Catcher --- Mike Hegan, First baseman
Ken Heintzelman, Pitcher --- Tom Heintzelman, Second baseman
Clarence Heise, Pitcher --- Jim Heise, Pitcher
Wally Hood, Outfielder --- Wally Hood, Pitcher
Bruce Howard , Pitcher --- David Howard, Shortstop
Tim Hulett, Infielder --- Tug Hulett, Infielder
Randy Hundley, Catcher --- Todd Hundley, Catcher
Pat Jacquez, Pitcher --- Tom Jacquez, Pitcher
Julián Javier, Second baseman --- Stan Javier, Outfielder
Johnny Jeter, Outfielder --- Shawn Jeter, Outfielder
Dave Johnson, Pitcher --- Steve Johnson, Pitcher
Ernie Johnson, Shortstop --- Don Johnson, Second baseman
Rankin Johnson, Sr., Pitcher --- Rankin Johnson, Jr., Pitcher
Fred Kendall, Catcher --- Jason Kendall, Catcher
Bob Kennedy, Third baseman/Outfielder --- Terry Kennedy, Catcher
Marty Keough, Outfielder --- Matt Keough, Pitcher
Don Kessinger, Shortstop --- Keith Kessinger, Shortstop
Lew Krausse, Sr., Pitcher --- Lew Krausse, Jr., Pitcher
Bill Kunkel, Pitcher --- Jeff Kunkel, Shortstop
Joe Landrum, Pitcher --- Bill Landrum, Pitcher
Max Lanier, Pitcher --- Hal Lanier Infielder/Manager
Dave LaRoche, Pitcher --- Adam LaRoche, First baseman AND Andy LaRoche, Third baseman
Vernon Law, Pitcher --- Vance Law, Infielder
Bill Laxton, Pitcher --- Brett Laxton, Pitcher
Thornton Lee, Pitcher --- Don Lee, Pitcher
Glenn Liebhardt, Sr., Pitcher --- Glenn Liebhardt, Jr., Pitcher
Freddie Lindstrom, Third baseman/Outfielder --- Chuck Lindstrom, Catcher
Jack Lively, Pitcher --- Buddy Lively, Pitcher
Steve Lombardozzi, Second baseman --- Steve Lombardozzi, Jr., Second baseman
Connie Mack, Catcher/Manager --- Earle Mack, Catcher/Manager
Willard Mains, Pitcher --- Jim Mains, Pitcher
Charlie Malay, Second baseman --- Joe Malay, First baseman
Barney Martin, Pitcher --- Jerry Martin, Outfielder
Clyde Mashore, Outfielder --- Damon Mashore, Outfielder
Nelson Mathews, Outfielder --- T. J. Mathews, Pitcher
Gary Matthews, Outfielder --- Gary Matthews, Jr., Outfielder
Wally Mattick, Outfielder --- Bobby Mattick, Shortstop
Dave May, Outfielder --- Derrick May, Outfielder
Pinky May, Third baseman --- Milt May, Catcher
John Mayberry, First baseman --- John Mayberry, Jr., Outfielder
Jim McAndrew, Pitcher --- Jamie McAndrew, Pitcher
Dave McKay, Second baseman/Third baseman --- Cody McKay, Catcher
Jim McKnight, Infielder --- Jeff McKnight, Infielder/Outfielder
Hal McRae, Designated hitter --- Brian McRae, Outfielder
Frank Meinke, Infielder/Pitcher --- Bob Meinke, Shortstop
Willie Mills,Pitcher --- Art Mills, Pitcher
René Monteagudo, Pitcher --- Aurelio Monteagudo, Pitcher
Gene Moore, Pitcher --- Gene Moore, Outfielder
Guy Morton, Pitcher --- Guy Morton, Jr., Pinch hitter
Manny Mota, Outfielder --- Andy Mota AND José Mota, both Second basemen
Walter Mueller, Outfielder --- Don Mueller, Outfielder
Bill Narleski, Infielder --- Ray Narleski, Pitcher
Julio Navarro, Pitcher --- Jaime Navarro, Pitcher
Dick Nen, First baseman --- Robb Nen, Pitcher
Chet Nichols, Sr., Pitcher --- Chet Nichols, Jr., Pitcher
Joe Niekro, Pitcher --- Lance Niekro, First baseman
Ron Northey, LOCAL SON/Outfielder --- Scott Northey, Outfielder
John O'Donoghue, Pitcher --- John O'Donoghue, Pitcher
Frank Okrie, Pitcher --- Len Okrie, Catcher
Ed Olivares, Outfielder --- Omar Olivares, Pitcher
Bob Oliver, First baseman/Outfielder --- Darren Oliver, Pitcher
Diomedes Olivo, Pitcher --- Gilberto Rondón, Pitcher
Jim O'Rourke, Outfielder --- Queenie O'Rourke, Infielder/Outfielder
Tiny Osborne, Pitcher --- Bobo Osborne, First baseman
Steve Partenheimer, Third baseman --- Stan Partenheimer, Pitcher
Tony Peña, Catcher --- Tony Peña Jr., Shortstop
Tony Pérez, Infielder --- Eduardo Pérez, Infielder
Herman Pillette, Pitcher --- Duane Pillette, Pitcher
Mel Queen, Pitcher --- Mel Queen, Pitcher
Fred Rath, Sr., Pitcher --- Fred Rath, Jr., Pitcher
Walt Ripley, Pitcher --- Allen Ripley, Pitcher
Cal Ripken, Sr., Manager --- Billy Ripken, Second baseman AND Cal Ripken, Jr., Shortstop/Third baseman
Gary Roenicke, Outfielder --- Josh Roenicke, Pitcher
Kevin Romine, Outfielder --- Andrew Romine, Infielder AND Austin Romine, Catcher
Pete Rose, nfielder/Outfielder --- Pete Rose, Jr., Infielder
Jeff Russell, Pitcher --- James Russell, Pitcher
Mark Ryal, Outfielder --- Rusty Ryal, Infielder
Ducky Schofield, Infielder --- Dick Schofield, Shortstop
Joe Schultz, Sr., Outfielder --- Joe Schultz, Catcher
Diego Segui, Pitcher --- David Segui, First baseman
Jeff Sellers, Pitcher --- Justin Sellers, Infielder
Earl Sheely, First baseman --- Bud Sheely, Catcher
Dick Siebert, First baseman --- Paul Siebert, Pitcher
George Sisler, First baseman --- Dave Sisler, Pitcher AND Dick Sisler, First baseman
Bob Skinner, Outfielder --- Joel Skinner, Catcher
Roy Smalley, Shortstop --- Roy Smalley, Shortstop
Chris Speier, Shortstop --- Justin Speier, Pitcher
Ed Spiezio, Third baseman --- Scott Spiezio, Infielder
Ed Sprague, Sr., Pitcher --- Ed Sprague, Jr., Third baseman
Ebba St. Claire, Catcher --- Randy St. Claire, Pitcher
Dave Stenhouse, Pitcher --- Mike Stenhouse, Outfielder
Joe Stephenson, Catcher --- Jerry Stephenson, Pitcher
Ron Stillwell, Infielder --- Kurt Stillwell, Infielder
Mel Stottlemyre, Pitcher --- Mel Stottlemyre, Jr. and Todd Stottlemyre, Pitchers    
Billy Sullivan. Catcher --- Billy Sullivan, Jr., Catcher
Haywood Sullivan, Catch --- Marc Sullivan, Catcher
George Susce, Catcher --- George Susce, Pitcher
Steve Swisher, Catcher --- Nick Swisher, First baseman/Outfielder
Chuck Tanner, Outfielder --- Bruce Tanner, Pitcher
José Tartabull, Outfielder --- Danny Tartabull, Outfielder
Pablo Torrealba, Pitcher --- Steve Torrealba, Catcher
Ricardo Torres, Catcher/First baseman --- Gil Torres,Infielder
Mike Tresh, Catcher --- Tom Tresh, Outfielder
Hal Trosky, First baseman --- Hal Trosky, Jr., Pitcher
Dizzy Trout, Pitcher --- Steve Trout, Pitcher
Al Unser, Catcher --- Del Unser, Outfielder
Andy Van Slyke, Outfielder --- Scott Van Slyke, Outfielder
Max Venable, Outfielder --- Will Venable, Outfielder
Ozzie Virgil, Sr., Infielder/Outfielder --- Ozzie Virgil, Jr., Catcher
Howard Wakefield, Catcher --- Dick Wakefield, Outfielder
Dixie Walker, Pitcher --- Dixie Walker and Harry Walker, Outfielders
Tom Walker, Pitcher --- Neil Walker, Second baseman
Ed Walsh, Pitcher --- Ed Walsh, Jr., Pitcher
Gary Ward, Outfielder --- Daryle Ward, Outfielder
John Wathan, Catcher --- Dusty Wathan, Catcher
Hank Webb, Pitcher --- Ryan Webb, Pitcher
Jo-Jo White, Outfielder --- Mike White, Outfielder
Maury Wills, Shortstop --- Bump Wills, Second baseman
Bobby Wine, Shortstop --- Robbie Wine, Catcher
Joe Wood, Pitcher --- Joe Wood, Pitcher
Clyde Wright, Pitcher --- Jaret Wright, Pitcher
Del Young, Outfielder --- Del Young, Infielder
Eric Young, Second baseman --- Eric Young, Jr., Centerfielder

Some third-generation families: grandfather, father, and son(s)

Gus Bell --- Buddy Bell --- David and Mike
Ray Boone --- Bob Boone --- Aaron and Bret
Joe Coleman --- Joe Coleman Jr. --- Casey
Sammy Hairston --- Jerry Hairston --- Jerry Jr. and Scott

There are also other familial ties within baseball:
Ducky Schofield is the grandfather of Jayson Werth.  Werth is also the nephew of Dick Schofield, and the stepson of Dennis Werth.

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