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JULY 19 (1933) - Brothers*
By Bill Grimes
Jul 19, 2007 - 9:52 AM

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Brotherly Love

 

BOSTON , MASSACHUSETTS JULY 19, 1933 - There have been a number of brother(s) acts in major league baseball. On this date in 1933, Rick Ferrell hit a home run off his brother Wes Ferrell. Rick caught for the Boston Red Sox. Wes pitched for the Cleveland Indians. The Indians won that game 8-7 in 13 innings.

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Wes & Rick Ferrell

 

Get this. On July 14, 1972, Tom Haller was behind the plate catching for the Detroit Tigers, while his brother Bill Haller was behind the plate umpiring a first. As far as I know it was the only time the Haller brothers worked so close together. Though Tom played 12 years, 11 of those were in the National League. Bill was an American League umpire.   
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Image courtesy of Baseball Almanac

 

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Jesus, Matty, Felipe Alou
 
 

The three Alou brothers played for the San Francisco Giants for a few years in the 1960s. They even batted consecutively in one late season game; Jesus, Matty then Felipe. Unfortunately, none of them got on base.

 

Here are some other, but by no means all, brother acts, and a few fathers:

Aaron Henry, Tommy

Allen Dick, Hank, Ron

Alomar Sandy, Roberto (Sandy, Sr.- father)

Alou Felipe, Matty, Jesus

Aspromonte Bob, Ken

Benes Alan, Andy

Boone Brett, Aaron (Bob - father)

Boyer Clete, Ken

Brett Ken, George

Conigliaro Billy, Tony

Drew J.D., Steven, Tim

Giles Marcus, Brian

Niekro Phil, Joe

Perry Jim, Gaylord

Ripken Cal Jr, Billy, (Cal Sr. - father)

Young Dmitri, Delmon

 

Sources:

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/excerpts/records_registry8.stm

http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/historical/player_locator_results.jsp?c_id=mlb&playerLocator=haller

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/umpires/all_time_roster.jsp

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/ballplayers/player.php?name=Phil_Niekro_1939

http://allonthefield.blogspot.com/2007/04/oh-brothers.html

 

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