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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
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List of players

Father (A-E) Pos Son(s) Pos
Bobby Adams IF Mike Adams OF
Sandy Alomar 2B/3B Roberto Alomar
Sandy Alomar, Jr.
Felipe Alou OF/MNG   Moisés Alou OF
Rubén Amaro IF Rubén Amaro, Jr. OF/GM
Tony Armas OF Tony Armas Jr. P
Earl Averill OF Earl Averill, Jr. C
Mike Bacsik P Mike Bacsik P
Jim Bagby P Jim Bagby, Jr. P
Floyd Bannister P Brian Bannister P
Jesse Barfield OF Josh Barfield 2B
Clyde Barnhart OF Vic Barnhart IF
Charlie Beamon P Charlie Beamon, Jr. 1B/DH
Gus Bell OF Buddy Bell 3B/MNG
Buddy Bell 3B/MNG David Bell
Mike Bell
Dave Bennett P Erik Bennett P
Yogi Berra C/MNG Dale Berra IF
Charlie Berry 2B Charlie Berry C/UMP
Joe Berry C Joe Berry IF
Bobby Bonds OF Barry Bonds OF
Ray Boone IF Bob Boone C/MNG
Bob Boone C/MNG Aaron Boone
Bret Boone
Pedro Borbón P Pedro Borbón Jr. P
Fred Brickell OF Fritz Brickell IF
Earle Brucker C Earle Brucker C/MNG
Mike Brumley C Mike Brumley IF/OF
Don Buford OF Damon Buford OF
Jeff Burroughs OF Sean Burroughs 3B
Dolph Camilli 1B Doug Camilli C
Al Campanis 2B Jim Campanis C
José Canó P Robinson Canó 2B
Cam Carreon C Mark Carreon OF
Joe Coleman P Joe Coleman P
Eddie Collins 2B Eddie Collins OF
Ed Connolly C Ed Connolly P
Jimmy Cooney SS Jimmy Cooney
Johnny Cooney
Mardie Cornejo P Nate Cornejo P
Red Corriden SS/MNG John Corriden IF
Ed Crosby INF Bobby Crosby SS
Bill Crouch P Bill Crouch P
José Cruz OF José Cruz, Jr. OF
Mike Darr P Mike Darr OF
Jerry DaVanon IF Jeff DaVanon OF
Steve Dillard IF Tim Dillard P
Herm Doscher 3B Jack Doscher P
Doug Drabek P Kyle Drabek P
Dave Duncan C Chris Duncan
Shelley Duncan
Dick Ellsworth P Steve Ellsworth P
Jim Eschen OF Larry Eschen SS
Father (F-L) Pos Son(s) Pos
Bill Fahey C Brandon Fahey IF
Cecil Fielder 1B Prince Fielder 1B
Tom Fletcher P Darrin Fletcher C
Tito Francona OF/1B Terry Francona 1B/MNG
Len Gabrielson 1B Len Gabrielson OF
Charlie Ganzel C Babe Ganzel OF
Larry Gilbert OF Charlie Gilbert
Tookie Gilbert
Peaches Graham C Jack Graham 1B/OF
Fred Green P Gary Green SS
Tom Grieve OF Ben Grieve OF
Ken Griffey OF Ken Griffey, Jr. OF
Steve Grilli P Jason Grilli P
Ray Grimes 1B Oscar Grimes IF
Ross Grimsley P Ross Grimsley P
Tony Gwynn OF Tony Gwynn, Jr. OF
Sammy Hairston C Jerry Hairston
Johnny Hairston
Jerry Hairston OF Jerry Hairston Jr.
Scott Hairston
Larry Haney C Chris Haney P
Jim Hegan C Mike Hegan 1B
Ken Heintzelman P Tom Heintzelman         2B
Clarence Heise P Jim Heise P
Wally Hood OF Wally Hood P
Bruce Howard P David Howard SS
Tim Hulett IF Tug Hulett IF
Randy Hundley C Todd Hundley C
Pat Jacquez P Tom Jacquez P
Julián Javier 2B Stan Javier OF
Johnny Jeter OF Shawn Jeter OF
Ernie Johnson SS Don Johnson 2B
Rankin Johnson P Rankin Johnson P
Fred Kendall C Jason Kendall C
Bob Kennedy 3B/OF Terry Kennedy C
Marty Keough OF Matt Keough P
Don Kessinger SS Keith Kessinger SS
Lew Krausse P Lew Krausse, Jr. P
Bill Kunkel P Jeff Kunkel SS
Joe Landrum P Bill Landrum P
Max Lanier P Hal Lanier IF/MNG
Dave LaRoche P Adam LaRoche
Andy LaRoche
Vernon Law P Vance Law IF
Bill Laxton P Brett Laxton P
Thornton Lee P Don Lee P
Glenn Liebhardt P Glenn Liebhardt P
Freddie Lindstrom           3B/OF Chuck Lindstrom C
Jack Lively P Buddy Lively P
Father (M-R) Pos Son(s) Pos
Connie Mack C/MNG Earle Mack C/MNG
Willard Mains P Jim Mains P
Charlie Malay 2B Joe Malay 1B
Barney Martin P Jerry Martin OF
Clyde Mashore OF Damon Mashore OF
Nelson Mathews OF T. J. Mathews P
Gary Matthews OF Gary Matthews, Jr. OF
Wally Mattick OF Bobby Mattick SS/MNG  
Dave May OF Derrick May OF
Pinky May 3B Milt May C
John Mayberry 1B John Mayberry, Jr. OF
John McAndrew P Jamie McAndrew P
Dave McKay 2B/3B Cody McKay C
Jim McKnight IF Jeff McKnight IF/OF
Hal McRae DH/MNG Brian McRae OF
Frank Meinke IF/P Bob Meinke SS
Willie Mills P Art Mills P
René Monteagudo P Aurelio Monteagudo P
Gene Moore P Gene Moore OF
Guy Morton P Guy Morton PH
Manny Mota OF Andy Mota
José Mota
Walter Mueller OF Don Mueller OF
Bill Narleski IF Ray Narleski P
Julio Navarro P Jaime Navarro P
Dick Nen 1B Robb Nen P
Chet Nichols P Chet Nichols P
Joe Niekro P Lance Niekro IF
Ron Northey OF Scott Northey OF
John O'Donoghue P John O'Donoghue P
Frank Okrie P Len Okrie C
Ed Olivares OF Omar Olivares P
Bob Oliver 1B/3B/OF Darren Oliver P
Diomedes Olivo P Gilberto Rondón P
Jim O'Rourke OF/MG Queenie O'Rourke IF/OF
Tiny Osborne P Bobo Osborne 1B
Steve Partenheimer    3B Stan Partenheimer    P
Tony Peña C/MNG Tony Peña Jr. SS/P
Tony Pérez IF/MNG Eduardo Pérez IF
Herman Pillette P Duane Pillette P
Mel Queen (P) P Mel Queen (P/OF) P/MG
Tim Raines OF Tim Raines, Jr. OF
Fred Rath, Sr. P Fred Rath, Jr. P
Walt Ripley P Allen Ripley P
Cal Ripken MNG Billy Ripken 2B
Cal Ripken, Jr. SS/3B
Gary Roenicke OF Josh Roenicke P
Pete Rose IF/OF/MNG Pete Rose, Jr. IF
Father (S-Y) Pos Son(s) Pos
Ducky Schofield IF Dick Schofield SS
Joe Schultz OF Joe Schultz C/MNG
Diego Segui P David Segui 1B
Earl Sheely 1B Bud Sheely C
Dick Siebert 1B Paul Siebert P
George Sisler 1B/MNG Dave Sisler
Dick Sisler
Bob Skinner OF/MNG Joel Skinner C/MNG
Roy Smalley SS Roy Smalley SS
Chris Speier SS Justin Speier P
Ed Spiezio 3B Scott Spiezio IF
Ed Sprague P Ed Sprague, Jr. 3B
Ebba St. Claire C Randy St. Claire P
Dave Stenhouse P Mike Stenhouse OF
Joe Stephenson C Jerry Stephenson P
Ron Stillwell IF Kurt Stillwell IF
Mel Stottlemyre P Mel Stottlemyre
Todd Stottlemyre
Billy Sullivan C/MNG Billy Sullivan C
Haywood Sullivan C/MNG Marc Sullivan C
George Susce C George Susce P
Steve Swisher C Nick Swisher 1B/OF
Chuck Tanner OF/MNG     Bruce Tanner P
José Tartabull OF Danny Tartabull OF
Pablo Torrealba P Steve Torrealba C
Ricardo Torres C/1B Gil Torres IF
Mike Tresh C Tom Tresh OF
Hal Trosky 1B Hal Trosky P
Dizzy Trout P Steve Trout P
Al Unser C Del Unser OF
Max Venable OF/DH Will Venable OF
Ozzie Virgil IF/OF Ozzie Virgil C
Howard Wakefield C Dick Wakefield OF
Dixie Walker P Dixie Walker
Harry Walker
Tom Walker P Neil Walker 3B
Ed Walsh P Ed Walsh, Jr. P
Gary Ward OF Daryle Ward OF
John Wathan C/MNG Dusty Wathan C
Hank Webb P Ryan Webb P
Dennis Werth 1B/OF Jayson Werth OF
Jo-Jo White OF Mike White OF
Maury Wills SS Bump Wills 2B
Bobby Wine SS/MNG Robbie Wine C
Joe Wood P Joe Wood P
Clyde Wright P Jaret Wright P
Del Young OF Del Young IF
Eric Young 2B Eric Young, Jr. CF

Other second-generation MLB personnel


Parent played top-level professional baseball

The following families had a parent play top-level professional baseball in a league other than Major League Baseball, and a son who played in Major League Baseball:

Parent Pos League Son(s) Pos
Luis Aparicio, Sr. SS Venezuelan Professional Baseball League Luis Aparicio SS
Lyman Bostock, Sr. 1B Negro Leagues Lyman Bostock OF
Helen Callaghan CF All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Casey Candaele UTL
Pedro Cepeda Puerto Rico Baseball League Orlando Cepeda 1B
Martinez Jackson 2B Negro Leagues Reggie Jackson RF
Leon Lee 1B Nippon Professional Baseball Derrek Lee 1B
Luis Tiant, Sr. P Negro Leagues Luis Tiant P

Umpiring families

Father League Son League1
Shag Crawford NL Jerry Crawford2 NL/MLB
Tom Gorman NL Brian Gorman NL/MLB
Lou DiMuro AL Mike DiMuro AL/MLB, CL (Japan)
Ed Runge AL Paul Runge NL
Paul Runge NL Brian Runge NL/MLB
Harry Wendelstedt NL Hunter Wendelstedt NL/MLB

Note 1: The National and American Leagues consolidated umpiring crews beginning in the 2000 season; umpires who worked after the consolidation are denoted with "MLB".
Note 2: Joe Crawford, another son of Shag Crawford and brother of Jerry Crawford, is an official in the National Basketball Association.


  • 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, with the Baltimore Orioles in 2001.
  • The Mack (Connie & Earle), Sisler (George & Dick) 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 4 three-generation MLB families: the Bells (Gus, Buddy, David and Mike), the Boones (Ray, Bob, Aaron and Bret), the Hairstons (Sammy, Jerry and Johnny, Jerry Jr. and Scott), and the Schofield/Werths (Ducky and Dick Schofield and Jayson Werth). Jayson Werth is the grandson of Ducky Schofield and nephew of Dick Schofield, and also the stepson of Dennis Werth.

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