On Father’s Day, let’s look back at some of the greatest father-son duos ever to play in MLB history.
Over the course of MLB history, there have been 240 father-son duos to appear on the diamond. In the case of the Griffey’s and the Raines’, those fathers and sons even got to play together on the same team, with the Griffey’s hitting back to back homers being one of the greatest highlights in the past 30 years.
It would make sense that so many sons would follow in their father’s footsteps in baseball – it is a game rich in history that has bridged generations, something that can get everyone back together. From the paintings of Norman Rockwell to the image of fathers and sons playing catch, baseball is a part of our tradition.
That is particularly the case with Father’s Day. In a typical year, this would be a time for the family to head to the ballpark, a bonding moment where everyone can enjoy a game together. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic and the continued stalemate between the league and Player’s Union, we do not have that luxury this year.
As we enjoy Father’s Day, let us take a look back at the five best father-son duos in MLB history.