Friday, July 18, 2008

Latino Father and Son Combos in MLB

While attending The All Star Fanfest a few weeks ago, I over heard a trivia question which inspired this post (Which father and son duo hit back to back hrs in the same game: Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr.). It made me wonder which were some of the Latino father and son combos that played in the major leagues. Here goes:

Sandy Sr. and Sandy Jr. and Roberto Alomar
Felipe and Moises Alou
Ruben and Ruben Amaro
Angel and Jack Aragon
Tony Armas Sr. and Jr.
Pedro and Pedro Borbon
Jose and Robinson Cano
Jose Cruz Sr. and Jr.
Tito and Terry Francona
Cesar and Maicer Izturis
Julian and Stan Javier
Elvio and Manny Jimenez
Rene and Aurelio Monteagudo
Manny and Andy and Jose Mota
Ed and Omar Olivares
Tony Peña Sr. and Jr.
Tony and Eduardo Perez
Diomedes Olivo and Gilberto Rondon
Diego and David Segui
Jose and Danny Tartabull
Pablo and Steve Torrealba
Ricardo and Gil Torres
Osvaldo Virgil Sr. and Jr.


Honorable mention, though these pairings did not play in MLB, they played professional baseball in other areas:

Luis Tiant Sr. and Jr. (Sr. played in Negro Leagues and Caribbean)
Luis Aparicio Sr. and Jr. (Jr. played in Venezuelan Winter League)
Perucho and Orlando Cepeda (Perucho played in Negro Leagues, Puerto Rican and Dominican Winter Leagues)

If I come across any more pairings, I'll update the post.
Take care,
FH
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