List of second generation MLB players

List of second generation MLB players

The following is a list of father-and-son combinations who have played or managed in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Jack Doscher, son of Herm Doscher, became the first second-generation MLB player when he made his debut in 1903.

Ken Griffey, Sr. and Ken Griffey, Jr. became the first father-and-son combination to play in Major League Baseball at the same time, in 1989 when Ken, Jr. was called up by the Seattle Mariners while Ken, Sr. was playing with the Cincinnati Reds. They became Mariner teammates in 1990. In Ken, Sr.'s first game as a Mariner, on August 31, 1990, the pair hit back-to-back singles in the first inning and both scored.[1] On September 14, in the top of the first off California Angels pitcher Kirk McCaskill, the pair hit back-to-back home runs, becoming the first and only father-son duo to ever accomplish such a feat.[2] The duo played a total of 51 games together before Griffey, Sr., retired in June 1991.

In 2001, Tim Raines and Tim Raines, Jr. also played as teammates with the Baltimore Orioles.

Cecil and Prince Fielder are the only father-son combination to both hit 50+ home runs in a season. Cecil Fielder hit 51 homers in 1990. Seventeen years later, his son, Prince, hit 50.

Three families have had a father and son serve as manager: the Macks (Connie and Earle), the Sislers (George and Dick) and the Skinners (Bob and Joel).

In 1992, Bret Boone became the first-ever third-generation MLB player in baseball history. Altogether, there have been five three-generation MLB families: the Bells (Gus, Buddy, David and Mike), the Boones (Ray, Bob, Aaron and Bret), the Colemans (Joe, Joe Jr., and Casey), the Hairstons (Sammy, Jerry, Johnny, Jerry Jr. and Scott), and the Schofield/Werths (Ducky Schofield, Dick Schofield and Jayson Werth). Werth is the grandson of Ducky Schofield and nephew of Dick Schofield, and also the stepson of Dennis Werth. The Runges (Ed, Paul, and Brian) are a three-generation family of MLB umpires.


Italic Managed his son(s)
Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
* Player is active

List of players

Father Positions Son(s) Positions
Bobby Adams Infielder Mike Adams Outfielder
Sandy Alomar, Sr. Second baseman Roberto Alomar Second baseman
Sandy Alomar, Jr. Catcher
Felipe Alou Outfielder/Manager Moisés Alou Outfielder
Rubén Amaro, Sr. Infielder Rubén Amaro, Jr. Outfielder/General manager
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
Gus Bell Outfielder Buddy Bell Third baseman/Manager
Buddy Bell Third baseman/Manager David Bell Infielder
Mike Bell Infielder
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
Ray Boone Infielder Bob Boone Catcher/Manager
Bob Boone Catcher/Manager Aaron Boone Third baseman
Bret Boone Second baseman
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/Manager
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
Joe Coleman Pitcher Joe Coleman Pitcher
Joe Coleman Pitcher Casey Coleman* Pitcher
Eddie Collins Second baseman Eddie Collins, Jr. Outfielder
Ed Connolly Catcher Ed Connolly Pitcher
Jimmy Cooney Shortstop Jimmy Cooney Shortstop
Johnny Cooney Pitcher/Outfielder
Mardie Cornejo Pitcher Nate Cornejo Pitcher
Red Corriden Shortstop/Manager 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
Herm Doscher Third baseman Jack Doscher Pitcher
Doug Drabek Pitcher Kyle Drabek* Pitcher
Dave Duncan Catcher Chris Duncan Outfielder
Shelley Duncan* First baseman/Outfielder
Dick Ellsworth Pitcher Steve Ellsworth Pitcher
Jim Eschen Outfielder Larry Eschen Shortstop
Bill Fahey Catcher Brandon Fahey* Infielder
Cecil Fielder First baseman Prince Fielder* First baseman
Tom Fletcher Pitcher Darrin Fletcher Catcher
Tito Francona Outfielder/First baseman Terry Francona First baseman/Manager
Len Gabrielson First baseman Len Gabrielson Outfielder
Charlie Ganzel Catcher Babe Ganzel Outfielder
Larry Gilbert Outfielder Charlie Gilbert Outfielder
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
Ken Griffey, Sr. Outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. 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
Sammy Hairston Catcher Jerry Hairston, Sr. Outfielder
Johnny Hairston Catcher/Outfielder
Jerry Hairston, Sr. Outfielder Jerry Hairston, Jr.* Outfielder
Scott Hairston* 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
Pat Kelly Catcher Casey Kelly* 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
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/Manager
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/Manager 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 Second baseman
José Mota Second baseman
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 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/Manager Queenie O'Rourke Infielder/Outfielder
Tiny Osborne Pitcher Bobo Osborne First baseman
Steve Partenheimer  Third baseman Stan Partenheimer  Pitcher
Tony Peña Catcher/Manager Tony Peña Jr.* Shortstop/P
Tony Pérez Infielder/Manager Eduardo Pérez Infielder
Jay Pettibone Pitcher Jonathan Pettibone Pitcher/P
Herman Pillette Pitcher Duane Pillette Pitcher
Mel Queen Pitcher Mel Queen Pitcher/Manager
Tim Raines Outfielder Tim Raines, Jr. Outfielder
Fred Rath, Sr. Pitcher Fred Rath, Jr. Pitcher
Walt Ripley Pitcher Allen Ripley Pitcher
Cal Ripken, Sr. Manager Billy Ripken Second baseman
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop/Third baseman
Gary Roenicke Outfielder Josh Roenicke* Pitcher
Kevin Romine Outfielder Andrew Romine* Infielder
Austin Romine* Catcher
Pete Rose Infielder/Outfielder/Manager Pete Rose, Jr. Infielder
Bruce Ruffin Pitcher Chance Ruffin* Pitcher
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/Manager
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/Manager Dave Sisler Pitcher
Dick Sisler First baseman/Manager
Bob Skinner Outfielder/Manager Joel Skinner Catcher/Manager
Roy Smalley Shortstop Roy Smalley Shortstop
Brian Snyder Pitcher Brandon Snyder Infielder
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. Pitcher
Todd Stottlemyre Pitcher
Billy Sullivan Catcher/Manager Billy Sullivan, Jr. Catcher
Haywood Sullivan Catcher/Manager Marc Sullivan Catcher
George Susce Catcher George Susce Pitcher
Steve Swisher Catcher Nick Swisher* First baseman/Outfielder
Chuck Tanner Outfielder/Manager Bruce Tanner Pitcher
José Tartabull Outfielder Danny Tartabull Outfielder
Wayne Tolleson Infielder Steve Tolleson* Infielder
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/Designated hitter Will Venable* Outfielder
Ozzie Virgil, Sr. Infielder/Outfielder Ozzie Virgil, Jr. Catcher
Howard Wakefield Catcher Dick Wakefield Outfielder
Dixie Walker Pitcher Dixie Walker Outfielder
Harry Walker Outfielder/Manager
Tom Walker Pitcher Neil Walker* Second baseman
Ed Walsh Pitcher Ed Walsh, Jr. Pitcher
Gary Ward Outfielder Daryle Ward* Outfielder
John Wathan Catcher/Manager Dusty Wathan Catcher
Hank Webb Pitcher Ryan Webb* Pitcher
Dennis Werth First baseman/Outfielder Jayson Werth* Outfielder
Jo-Jo White Outfielder Mike White Outfielder
Maury Wills Shortstop Bump Wills Second baseman
Bobby Wine Shortstop/Manager 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.* Center fielder

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 Position League Son(s) Position
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
Kazuhiro Kuroda CF Nippon Professional Baseball Hiroki Kuroda P
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

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


External links

  • Baseball Almanac
  • Baseball Library
  • Retrosheet
  • Baseball Reference
  • Major League Umpires All-time Roster.