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Largest Baseball Families

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This is a list of families which have had five or more members of note in the baseball world. The list is likely incomplete.

Aaron/Lucas (8 members)[edit]

Hank Aaron set the all-time major league home run record and was one of the greatest right fielders ever. His brother Tommie Aaron played in the majors as well and managed as high as AAA in the minors. Hank and Tommie had a cousin, Wilmer Aaron, who twice hit over .300 in AA, and another cousin, Melvin Aaron (Wilmer's brother), played in the minors. Hank's son, Lary Aaron, and Melvin's son, Ging Aaron, also played minor league ball. Two of Hank's brothers-in-law also were involved in baseball - Bill Lucas was the Atlanta Braves general manager while Robert Lucas was a college coach and a scout.

Afenir (5)[edit]

Troy Afenir was a major league catcher. His brother Tom Afenir played in the minors, his son Audie Afenir was drafted and his nephews Buck Afenir and Ty Afenir played pro ball as well.

Alfonzo (5)[edit]

Edgardo Alfonzo was a major league infielder for many seasons. His brothers Edgar "Ed" Alfonzo and Roberto Alfonzo both played in the minors, with Ed managing there as well. Two of Ed's sons, Edgar Alfonzo Jr. and Giovanny Alfonzo have both played in the minors.

Alomar (6)[edit]

There were four Alomar brothers to start the family baseball dynasty. Sandy Alomar Sr. played in the majors while Demetrio Alomar, Antonio Alomar and Rafael Alomar played in the minors; the latter two spent time at AAA. One of Sandy's sons, Roberto Alomar, is in the Hall of Fame while Sandy Alomar Jr. made multiple All-Star teams.

Alou/Rojas (11)[edit]

Felipe Alou, Matty Alou and Jesus Alou were famous for forming an outfield together at one point. They had over 5,000 MLB hits between them, retiring second to the Waners. Their cousin José Sosa pitched in the majors. Felipe had four children in the baseball world - Moises Alou played over 15 years in the majors while Jose Alou and Felipe Alou Jr. only played in the minors. Another son, Luis Rojas became a major league manager like his father. Mel Rojas was a nephew of the three older Alous and a cousin of the three younger ones and pitched in the majors. Mel's brother Francisco Rojas played in the minors as did his son, Mel Rojas Jr..

Andreoli/Bard/O'Brien (6)[edit]

Daniel Bard and his brother Luke Bard both were major league pitchers. Their father Paul Bard played in the minors. Daniel and Luke's grandfather Fran O'Brien was a college coach. Fran's son Kevin O'Brien played in the minors as well. Fran's grandson and Daniel and Luke Bard's cousin is John Andreoli.

Aybar/Franco (5)[edit]

Erick Aybar was an All-Star infielder while his brother Willy Aybar also made it to the majors. They have three nephews who have played pro ball - Wander Javier Franco, Wander Alexander Franco and Wander Samuel Franco, the latter also making it to the majors.

Bando (6)[edit]

Sal Bando was a standout third baseman for the Oakland A's in the 1970s. His brother Chris Bando was a backup major league catcher in the 1980s. Sal Bando Jr. played in the minors, then became a college coach (as did Chris). Chris's sons Ben Bando, Michael Bando and Phil Bando played in the minors.

Bankhead (5)[edit]

The Bankheads were one of the most noted families in the Negro Leagues. Sam Bankhead was a major star, while Dan Bankhead became a pioneer in integrating the majors. Fred Bankhead spent 13 years in the Negro Leagues and made one East-West Game. Garnett Bankhead and Joe Bankhead had much shorter careers.

Basabe/Matos (5)[edit]

OF Luis Alexander Basabe and IF Luis Alejandro Basabe are twin brothers, with the first of them reaching the majors in 2020, while the second played in the minors. Cousin Osleivis Basabe, an infielder, reached the majors in 2023, as did another cousin, Luis Matos, an outfielder. Another cousin, Olivier Basabe is a minor league infielder.

Bell (5)[edit]

The Bells were one of the first three-generation major league families. Patriach Gus Bell was an All-Star outfielder in the 1950s, and his son Buddy Bell followed him as one of the top third basemen of the 1970s and 1980s before becoming a manager. Two of Buddy's sons, David Bell and Mike Bell played in the major leagues, with David becoming a manager as well. Mike's son, Luke Bell was drafted in 2019 though he went on to Xavier University.

Bernhardt (5)[edit]

The Bernhardt family from San Pedro de Macoris includes major leaguer Juan Bernhardt and at least two brothers who played in the minor leagues, Carlos Bernhardt and Jose Bernhardt. The next generation included two players who were considered top prospects at one time or another but failed to reach the majors: Cesar Bernhardt, Juan's son, and Josephang Bernhardt, Jose's son. The three older members have also been active in scouting.

Bonifay (6)[edit]

Cam Bonifay is the former General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. His son Josh Bonifay played four years at AA, another son (Jonathan Bonifay) was a scout and his brother Brannon Bonifay appeared briefly in the minors. Brannon's son Ken Bonifay played three years of AA. Cam's father Bob Bonifay was a minor league executive for many years.

Boone (6)[edit]

Ray Boone hit 151 homers and made two All-Star teams. His son Bob Boone was a four-time All-Star and noted as one of the most durable catchers ever while his other son Rod Boone was a college star who played in the minors. Bob had three sons in professional baseball - Bret Boone and Aaron Boone have made a combined four All-Star teams while Matt Boone never made it to The Show. When Bret reached the majors in 1992, it made the Boones the first three-generational major league family ever. Both Bob and Aaron became major league managers after their playing careers.

Bordes/Cutler/Heidemann/Patterson (8)[edit]

Shortstop Jack Heidemann played in the major leagues from 1969 to 1972 and from 1974 to 1977. His son, Mike Heidemann, played in independent baseball. His father-in-law, Bill Cutler, served as President of the Pacific Coast League. His nephews, Brett Bordes, Greg Bordes and Jim Patterson - who are also Cutler's grandchildren - have all played in the minor leagues. The Bordes' father, Charles Bordes played in the minor leagues, as did Patterson's father, Larry Patterson.

Boyer (9)[edit]

Ken Boyer was one of the top third basemen of his era and has been considered good enough to be a Hall of Famer by some sources. His brother Clete Boyer was noted as one of the top defensive third basemen of his time, while Cloyd Boyer pitched in the majors. Brothers Wayne Boyer, Lynn Boyer, Ron Boyer and Len Boyer played in the minors. Ken's son Dave Boyer and Clete's son Mickey Boyer also played minor league ball.

Bragan (6)[edit]

Jim Bragan coached six years in the majors after managing and playing in the minors. His brother Bobby Bragan both played and managed in the major leagues. Their brother Frank Bragan played in the minors while Peter Bragan owned a minor league team, as did Peter's son Peter Bragan Jr. Another brother, Lionel Bragan, scouted for the Reds.

Brookens (6)[edit]

Tom Brookens spent 12 years in the majors. His brothers, Tim Brookens and Andy Brookens, played in the minors. His cousin, Ike Brookens, played in the majors in 1975. Ike's son, Casey Brookens, played in the minors in the 1990s. Jeff Brookens was a cousin of Tom and Tim, played with them at Mansfield State College and became a scout.

Buckner/Carson (5)[edit]

Bill Buckner was a batting champion and All-Star in the majors, though most remembered for one crucial World Series error. His brother Jim Buckner reached AAA while another brother, Bob Buckner, was a scout. The Buckners are cousins of the mother of major leaguer Matt Carson and college coach Clayton Carson.

Carrasquel/Collazo/Colón‎ (9)[edit]

Alex Carrasquel was the first major leaguer from Venezuela. He had four nephews who played professionally, most notably big league shortstop Chico Carrasquel. Chico's brothers Domingo Carrasquel Sr. and Martin Carrasquel played in the minors. Alex's 4th nephew to play in the minors was Manuel Carrasquel. Domingo's son Domingo Carrasquel Jr. and Martin's son Emilio Carrasquel both played in the minor leagues. Cris Colón, a cousin of Domingo Jr. and Emilio, was the third member of the family to make it to the majors. Alfonso Collazo pitched in the minors and was a cousin of Martin and Manuel Carrasquel and Cris Colón and nephew of Alex, Chico and Domingo Sr.

Ciriaco (5)[edit]

Brothers Pedro Ciriaco and Audy Ciriaco played in the majors, while their brother Moises Ciriaco played in the minors. Their cousins Juan Aneuris Ciriaco and Juan Manuel Ciriaco also played pro ball.

Cisco (5)[edit]

Major league pitcher Galen Cisco's son, Jeff Cisco played in the minors, as did Jeff's two sons – Mike Cisco and Drew Cisco. Another son, Galen Cisco, Jr. also played professionally. Only Galen Cisco reached the major leagues.

Claesson (5)[edit]

Robert Claesson was a pitcher for the Swedish national team and his wife Yvonne Claesson was president of the Stockholm Baseball Club. Their sons Joakim Claesson and Jakob Claesson both pitched for the national team as well while another son, Thomas Claesson, has pitched in the Swedish Elitserien.

Clarkson/Hackett (7)[edit]

John Clarkson was a Hall of Fame pitcher; his brothers Walter Clarkson and Dad Clarkson also played in the majors as did their cousins Mert Hackett and Walter Hackett. The Hacketts were also cousins to Hall of Famers Tim Keefe and Joe Kelley and, it is likely, the Clarksons were also related to Keefe and Kelley. All seven were born in Cambridge, Mass.

Comiskey/Rigney/Schorling (7)[edit]

Charlie Comiskey was a long-time player and manager in the majors but was noted more for his ownership of the Chicago White Sox. His son J. Louis Comiskey inherited the team from him. Louis's widow Grace Comiskey in term inherited the White Sox, followed by her daughter Dorothy Comiskey. Dorothy was married to John Rigney, a major league pitcher. Charlie's son-in-law John Schorling was an owner of the Negro League's Chicago American Giants. Chuck Comiskey, Charlie's grandson, and Rigney were co-owners of the White Sox before the team finally passed out of the family's hands.

Coste/Denis (5)[edit]

Serge Coste was a French baseball executive. His sons Etienne Coste and Guillaume Coste and Guilaume's son, Gédéon Coste, all played for the French national team. His son-in-law Philippe Denis coached for the team.

Cruz (8)[edit]

Jose Cruz Sr. was a star player for the Houston Astros of the 1970s while his brothers Tommy Cruz and Hector Cruz also played in the majors. Jose's son Jose Cruz Jr. later played in the majors and his other son Jose E. Cruz, also known as Enrique Cruz, played in the minors, while Tommy's sons Cirilo Cruz and Alberto Cruz played in the minor leagues. Jose Jr.'s son, Trei Cruz, was drafted in 2020, while another son, Anthony was Trei's teammate at Rice University.

Daal/Lourens (6)[edit]

Ritchie Daal was a player and coach in the Hoofdklasse, making it to the Dutch national team. Three of his sons - Randy Daal, Ricky Daal and Rodney Daal - played in that league, and Rodney signed a contract with the San Diego Padres in 2010. Ritchie's nephews Emeron Lourens and Témesh Lourens (who are brothers) have also played in the Hoofdklasse.

Davalillo (5)[edit]

Vic Davalillo was an All-Star outfielder in a long major league career. His brother Yo-Yo Davalillo briefly played in the majors but had a longer playing and managerial career in Latin America. Yo-Yo's son Marco Antonio Davalillo was a minor league manager and coach, while his other son David Davalillo made it to AA as an infielder. Marco's son Marco Davalillo Jr. has also played in the minors.

Delahanty (6)[edit]

Ed Delahanty was a Hall of Fame outfielder who had one of the highest batting averages in MLB history. His brother Jim Delahanty was one of the better American League middle infielders of the Deadball Era. His other brothers Tom Delahanty, Frank Delahanty and Joe Delahanty all played in the majors at one point. A sixth brother, Willie Delahanty, played in the minor leagues.

Elliott (5)[edit]

Gene Elliott played 5 games in the major leagues and 10 seasons in the minors. His brothers Buck Elliott and Heise Elliott played in the minors. Buck's sons Buck Elliott and Willard Elliott also played in the minors.

Erickson (5)[edit]

Don Erickson played in the majors, as did his nephew Roger Erickson. Roger's brother Bob Erickson played in the minors, and so did Bob's sons Casey Erickson and Corey Erickson.

Escobar/Campos (6)[edit]

Jose Escobar played in the major leagues briefly. His sons Edwin Escobar and Elvis Escobar followed him into the professional ranks. His nephews Vicente Campos, Alcides Escobar and Kelvim Escobar (cousins of each other, not brothers) played in the majors. Many more members of his extended family (i.e. distant cousins), which is based in the small town of La Sabana, Vargas on Venezuela's Caribbean Sea coast, have also played professionally.

Essian/Demetral (6)[edit]

Jim Essian played and managed in the majors; his son Jim Essian Jr. played in the minors. Jim Sr.'s nephew Chris Demetral peaked at AAA. Chris's three brothers Scott Demetral (who also played pro ball), Mike Demetral and Ted Demetral all played for the Greek national team, as did Chris; Jim Essian Sr. managed Greece at one point.

Faneyte/Smidt/Rietbergen (7)[edit]

Rikkert Faneyte played in the majors. His father José Faneyte and brother Martin Faneyte played in the Hoofdklasse. His grandfather Max Rietbergen played and coached in the Netherlands. Rietbergen's nephew Jan Smidt was a Pitcher of the Year in the Dutch Hoofdklasse; Smidt's sons Thijs Smidt and Floris Smidt also played in the Hoofdklasse.

Farrell (5)[edit]

John Farrell was a major league pitcher and manager. His father Tom Farrell had pitched in the minors. His son Jeremy Farrell played in the minors, son Shane Farrell was a scout and son Luke Farrell also played in the majors.

Ferrell (5)[edit]

Rick Ferrell is a Hall of Fame catcher, while his brother Wes Ferrell was a very good pitcher in the majors. A third brother, George Ferrell, also played in the big leagues while brother Marvin Ferrell and cousin Beverley Ferrell both played in the minors.

Griffith/Cronin/Haynes/Robertson (7)[edit]

Clark Griffith was a Hall of Fame pitcher and manager who owned the Washington Senators for decades. His adopted children Calvin Griffith and Thelma Griffith inherited the Senators from him. He was the father-in-law of Joe Cronin and Joe Haynes and the adopted father of Sherry Robertson. Joe's son Bruce Haynes was the Minnesota Twins farm director.

Gourriel/Degado (7)[edit]

Lourdes Gourriel Sr. was a member of the Cuban national team for over 15 years and a two-time batting titlist in Cuba. His brother, Luis Enrique Gourriel, had a long career on the island. Lourdes' son Yulieski Gourriel has been one of the top Cuban sluggers in the early part of the 21st Century before playing in the major leagues, son Lourdes Gourriel Jr. has played for the Cuban national team and in the major league as well. In the majors, the Gourriel brothers have used the spelling "Gurriel" for their last name. Another son, Yuniesky Gourriel has been a starter in Cuba. Lourdes Sr.'s uncle José R. Delgado was a member of the Cuban national team for a time. Delgado's son Yoannys Delgado has joined the family line on Sancti Spiritus.

Guerrero (10)[edit]

Vladimir Guerrero was a nine-time All-Star outfielder in the major leagues and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2018. Brother Wilton Guerrero played eight years in the majors. Two other brothers played minor league baseball: Eleazar Guerrero, who never made it past the Dominican Summer League, and Julio Cesar Guerrero, who received a large signing bonus but topped out in Class A. The next generation includes brothers Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who made his major league debut in 2019, and Pablo Guerrero, who signed his first pro contract in 2023. Eleazar's sons are Gabriel Guerrero, who reached the majors in 2018, and Josue Guerrero, who signed with the Chicago White Sox in 2016 and began playing in their system in 2017. Two sons of sister Aurelia are also playing professionally: Jose Guerrero, a pitcher, and Gregory Guerrero, a shortstop; they have both played in the New York Mets organization.

Hafey (5)[edit]

Chick Hafey was a Hall of Fame outfielder; his brother Albert Hafey played in the minors. Their cousins Tom Hafey and Bud Hafey both played in the majors, while a third cousin (Will Hafey) was a two-way player at the highest tier of the minors.

Hairston (9)[edit]

The first three-generation African-American MLB family was led by Sammy Hairston, who had a major league career in both the Negro Leagues and the American League. His sons Jerry Hairston Sr. and Johnny Hairston played in the majors while Sam Hairston Jr. appeared in the minors. Jerry's kids Jerry Hairston Jr. and Scott Hairston also played in the big leagues. Johnny's kids John Hairston Jr. and Jason Hairston played in the minors.

Harris/Reniff/Rodebaugh/Clark (7)[edit]

Joe Harris was a productive major league player of the 1910s and 1920s. His brothers Dave Harris, Jack Harris and Tom Harris played in the minors. Great-nephew Hal Reniff played in the majors, while two other relatives - Ed Rodebaugh and Dick Clark - appeared in the minor leagues.

Helmig (5)[edit]

Claus Helmig and Jürgen Helmig were the first two born-and-raised Germans signed by a major league organization. Claus's son Martin Helmig was a Bundesliga MVP and joined the other two in the German Baseball Hall of Fame. Martin's son Lou Helmig was the third generation to play for the German national team while his nephew Rex Helmig also played in the Bundesliga.

Henderson/Dineen (6)[edit]

Ken Henderson was a major league outfielder for 16 seasons. He is the son of long-time scout Joe Henderson. Two brothers, Joe Henderson Jr. and Robbie Henderson both played minor league baseball, as did his son Kenny Henderson Jr.. Major league outfielder Kerry Dineen is a cousin of Ken, Joe Jr. and Robbie, being related to their mother. Although not a player, Joe's granddaughter, Heather is also involved in baseball, working for the AAA Las Vegas Aviators as a Manager of Marketing and Social Media.

Incaviglia (5)[edit]

Pete Incaviglia hit over 200 home runs in the majors and set the NCAA Division I home run record. His father Tom Incaviglia was a minor league player and brother Tony Incaviglia reached AA. Tony's kids Philip Incaviglia and Thomas Incaviglia also played pro ball.

Iorg (6)[edit]

Garth Iorg and Dane Iorg played in the major leagues while a third brother, Lee Iorg, made it to AAA. Garth's sons Eli Iorg, Isaac Iorg, and Cale Iorg play(ed) in the minor leagues.

Jeffcoat (5)[edit]

George Jeffcoat pitched four seasons in the majors and his brother Hal Jeffcoat played for 12 years. Two more brothers, William Jeffcoat and Charles Jeffcoat, were minor leaguers. Hal's son Harold Jeffcoat also played pro ball.

Keough (5)[edit]

Marty Keough was a major league outfielder for 11 years and his brother Joe Keough spent six years in the big leagues. A third brother, Tom Keough, played 8 games in the minors in 1954. Marty's son Matt Keough pitched nine seasons in the majors and four in Japan (where his dad had played one year). Matt's son Shane Keough has played in the minors.

Lansford (5)[edit]

Carney Lansford won one batting title and was second another year. His brother Jody Lansford played briefly in the majors. A third brother, Phil Lansford, was a first-round draft pick who never made it past A ball. Carney's sons Jared Lansford and Josh Lansford both played in the minors.

Laxton/DeHart/Vespe (5)[edit]

Bill Laxton pitched in the majors in the 1970s. His son Brett Laxon made the majors as well, while son Josh Laxton played in the minor leagues. His nephew Jarret DeHart has been a big league coach, while DeHart is also a nephew of former minor leaguer Will Vespe.

Leiter (5)[edit]

Al Leiter was a two-time All-Star while his brother Mark Leiter won 65 games in the majors. A third brother, Kurt Leiter, played in the minors. Mark's son, Mark Leiter Jr., and Al's son, Jack Leiter, both made the major leagues, making it the first time that two brothers who played in the majors leagues both had a son who reached the majors as well.

Leysner/Wout (5)[edit]

Ruben Leysner won three European Championships with the Dutch national team. His brother Vincent Leysner also played in the Hoofdklasse. They are related to Roly Wout and Harold Wout (who are brothers); Dutch sportswriter Marco Stoovelaar listed the Wouts as being the nephews of the Leysner but also listed the Leysner as being the nephews of the Wouts. Harold Wout's son Danny Wout pitched in the Olympics and won two European Championships with the Netherlands.

Lin/Lee/Kong (5)[edit]

Tzu-Wei Lin has played in the majors. His cousins Dai-An Lin and Chia-Feng Lin and nephew Nien-En Kong all played pro ball, as did his brother-in-law Chih-Chieh Lee.

Lind/Concepción/López/Isaac (6)[edit]

José Lind was a Gold Glove winner; his brother Orlando Lind played in the minors. Their cousin Onix Concepción was a major leaguer. Onix's nephew Jack López has played in AAA, while Jack's father Juan López coached in the majors. Juan's cousin Luis Isaac also was a coach in the big leagues.

MacPhail/Grant (6)[edit]

Larry MacPhail is a member of the Hall of Fame, having been general manager of two teams and president of another. His son Lee MacPhail also served as GM of two teams and was president of the American League; he too went into the Hall of Fame. Lee's son Andy MacPhail has been both a GM and club president. Lee's second son Lee MacPhail III was a minor league general manager. Lee MacPhail IV has worked in scouting, as has his brother-in-law Brad Grant (Lee married Brad's sister).

Mantle (7)[edit]

Hall of Fame center fielder Mickey Mantle had six relatives who played minor league baseball - cousin Max Mantle, brother Roy Mantle, brother Ray Mantle and son Mickey Mantle Jr.. Third cousin Ryan Mantle was drafted in 2008. Mickey's great-nephew Blake King also played in the professional ranks.

Manuel/White (5)[edit]

Jerry Manuel played and managed in the majors. His son Anthony Manuel and nephew Marcellous Manuel both played in the minors. He was, for a time, the father-in-law of Rondell White, an All-Star. White's brother Floyd White, Jr. was drafted but did not play pro ball.

Manush (5)[edit]

Hall of Famer Heinie Manush had four known relatives that played professional baseball. Brother Frank Manush, and George Manush, Earle Manush and Harry Manush who are all presumed to be brothers as well.

Marrero (5)[edit]

C/OF Eli Marrero played in the majors and his son Elih Marrero played in the minors. In addition, Chris Marrero, his brother Christian Marrero and Deven Marrero are all Eli's nephews. Chris and Deven played in the majors, and Christian was a minor league player and major league coach.

Mauer (5)[edit]

All-Star Joe Mauer's two brothers played in the minor leagues. Jake Mauer played from 2001 to 2005 and Bill Mauer played from 2003 to 2005. Two great-uncles also played in the minor leagues. John Mauer played in 1941, 1942 and 1947 and Ken Mauer played in 1944, 1945, 1947 and 1948.

Matumoto (5)[edit]

The Brazilian national team for the 1995 Intercontinental Cup featured five members of the Matumoto family. Silvio Matumoto started at shortstop and his brother Douglas Matumoto was a backup at 3B and P. Cousin Jô Matumoto (a future minor leaguer) played first base and pitcher, cousin Edson Matumoto was a backup outfielder and cousin William Matumoto started at the hot corner.

McDonald (5)[edit]

Brothers Donzell McDonald and Darnell McDonald were both major league outfielders. Their brother Darin McDonald and father Donzell McDonald Sr. played in the minor leagues, while their cousin James McDonald followed them to the majors.

McGeehan (5)[edit]

Conny McGeehan and Dan McGeehan were brothers who played briefly in the majors early in the 20th Century. Their brother Charles McGeehan was a long-time college coach and another brother, Pat McGeehan, also played pro ball. Their cousin James McGeehan managed in the minors.

McKeon/Booker (7)[edit]

Jack McKeon managed in the major leagues for 15 years and was also a long-time general manager. His son Kasey McKeon played pro ball and son Kelly McKeon was a scout as well. Jack's brother Bill McKeon played in the minors. Jack's son-in-law Greg Booker was a major league pitcher for several years and Greg's son Zach Booker has played in the minors. Another son, Avery Booker, coached college ball.

Mota/Baez (6)[edit]

Manny Mota was one of the most acclaimed pinch-hitters in baseball history and a long-time star in the Dominican Winter League. His sons Jose Mota and Andy Mota played in the majors. A third son, Gary Mota won a MVP award in the South Atlantic League, while a 4th son, Tony Mota, played in the minors. Manny's cousin Jose Baez played in the majors.

Murray (5)[edit]

Eddie Murray was a Hall of Fame first baseman. His brother Rich Murray also played in the major leagues, while older brother Charles Murray hit 121 minor league homers over 7 seasons. Two other brothers, Venice Murray and Leon Murray, also played in the minors.

Narron (6)[edit]

Sam Narron played and managed in the majors while his brother Milt Narron hit .300 three times in six years in the minors. Their nephew Jerry Narron played and managed in the majors while Jerry's brother John Narron played and managed in the minors. Sam's grandson Sam Narron also played in the big leagues, and Jerry's son Connor Narron played in the minors.

Narleski (5)[edit]

Bill Narleski was a major league infielder for parts of two years. His son Ray Narleski was a top relief pitcher of the 1950s while another son, Ted Narleski, played in the minors. Another son, Bob, had a son, Bill Narleski, who played in the minors and for Team USA. Ray's son Steve Narleski reached AAA.

Nilsson (7)[edit]

The most prominent Australian baseball family may have been the Nilssons. Dave Nilsson was the first major league All-Star from Australia. His brother Gary Nilsson played in the minors while brother Bob Nilsson was on the Australian national team. A fourth brother, Ron Nilsson, played in the Australian leagues. Bob's son Jay Nilsson has played in the minors as well as Gary's son Mitch Nilsson. Ron's son Daniel Nilsson played with the Australia Youth AA team in 2009.

O'Neill/Nowak/Webb (6)[edit]

Steve O'Neill was a major league catcher for 17 years, finishing among the AL OBP leaders three times and winning a World Series. He won another World Series as a manager. His brother Jack O'Neill caught five seasons in the majors; brother Jim O'Neill was an infielder for two years in The Show and Mike O'Neill pitched four seasons in the majors. Steve's son-in-law Hank Nowak played in the minors for almost a decade, reaching the highest classification of the time. Another son-in-law was Skeeter Webb, who played 12 seasons in the majors, including spending time under O'Neill's managerial reigns.

Paciorek (8)[edit]

Tom Paciorek was a long-time major league outfielder. His brother John Paciorek was noted for the highest average ever in the majors (3 for 3, 1.000) while brother Jim Paciorek played in the majors and Japan. A fourth brother, Mike Paciorek, played in the minors. Tom's son Tom Paciorek Jr., John's sons Pete Paciorek and Mack Paciorek, and Jim's son Joseph Paciorek all played in the minor leagues.

Peña (5)[edit]

Tony Peña was a five-time All-Star catcher in the majors who later managed in MLB. His brother Ramon Pena played briefly in the major leagues. Tony Pena Jr. was a starting shortstop when his father managed the Kansas City Royals. Tony's other son Francisco Peña played catcher in the majors. Tony's nephew Rudy Pena peaked at AA.

Penders/Quinn (6)[edit]

Jim Penders I won four state titles as a high school coach in Connecticut, as did his son Jim Penders II. Jim the elder's other son, Tom Penders, played minor league baseball before becoming a college basketball coach. Jim the second's son Jim Penders III has been head coach at the University of Connecticut while his other son Rob Penders played in the minors and coached college ball. Aaron Quinn is the brother-in-law of Jim Penders III and Rob Penders and played in the minor leagues.

Perez (6)[edit]

Brothers Pascual Pérez and Melido Pérez both pitched no-hitters that were later wiped from the books due to their being shortened by rain. A third brother, Carlos Pérez, played in the majors. Three other brothers - Valerio Pérez, Vladimir Pérez and Dario Pérez - played in the minors and Taiwan.

Plesac/Alexander (7)[edit]

Dan Plesac was a long-time major league reliever who later became a broadcaster. His brother Joe Plesac pitched in the minors. Two of his nephews, Zach Plesac and Blaze Alexander played in the majors, while C.J. Alexander, Blaze's brother, has played in the minors. In addition, the father of the two Alexander brothers, Chuck Alexander, pitched in the minors, as did their grandfather, Charles Alexander.

Quinn/Hemond (13)[edit]

Bob Quinn was an executive in baseball for many years and served as a General Manager. His son John Quinn was general manager for two teams. John's sons Bob E. Quinn and John Quinn Jr. both were honored as Minor League Executive of the Year by The Sporting News while John's daughter Susan Quinn worked in the front office of the California Angels. John's other daughter Margo Quinn married Roland Hemond, another future General Manager. Roland and Margo's son Bob Hemond became a minor league executive and owner of the collegiate summer league team Hannibal Cavemen of the Prospect League. While another son, Jay Hemond worked as scouting coordinator for the Florida Marlins, was field manager for teams in two different independent leagues, and appeared in Field of Dreams as an actor, while also serving as the film's baseball trainer. He is currently Manager and Director of Baseball Operations for the collegiate summer league team Hannibal Cavemen of the Prospect League. His son Zane is his assistant in charge of game charts. Roland and Margo's elder daughter, Susan Hemond Dent, worked in baseball television production for the San Diego Padres, where she met and then married then Padre trainer, Dick Dent. Bob E. Quinn's son, Bob Quinn, Jr., is currently CFO for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Ripken (5)[edit]

Cal Ripken, Sr. was a long-time minor league player and manager who also managed the major league Baltimore Orioles. His brother Bill Ripken also played in the minor leagues. Two of his sons made it to the majors: Cal Ripken, who had a Hall of Fame career, and Billy Ripken, who was a major league infielder for a number of seasons. Cal Jr.'s son, Ryan Ripken, also played in the minor leagues.

Roenicke (6)[edit]

Gary Roenicke was a power-hitting outfielder who played from 1976 to 1988. His brother, Ron Roenicke also played and managed in the majors. Gary's son, Josh Roenicke, played in the majors as well; his other sons - Jarett Roenicke and Jason Roenicke - played/play in the minors, respectively. Ron's son Lance Roenicke also played in the minors.

Roof/Haas (15)[edit]

Phil Roof played 15 years in the majors. His brother Gene Roof played in the majors as did cousin Eddie Haas. All three also became managers after their careers ended. Phil and Gene had several brothers in the minors - David Roof, Adrian Roof and Paul Roof, while Eddie's brother Lou Haas and sons Matt Haas and Danny Haas also played in the minor leagues. Lou's son Chris Haas played in the minor leagues. Gene's sons Shawn Roof, Eric Roof, and Jonathan Roof also played in the minors. Also their cousin Ronnie Scheer played in the minor leagues. Danny Haas' wife Katie worked for the Boston Red Sox for a number of years.

Sánchez (5)[edit]

One of Cuba's elite families was the Sánchez clan. Wilfredo Sánchez was the first repeat batting champion in the Cuban Serie Nacional, the first player to take back-to-back MVPs and the first three-time MVP. His brother Fernando Sánchez also starred for many years in Cuba, retiring as the all-time hit leader; both played for the Cuban national team. Armando Sánchez, a third brother, won Rookie of the Year honors once and once led Cuba in triples. Arturo Sánchez, a fourth brother, played nine seasons in Cuba and a fifth brother, Felipe Sánchez, eked out three seasons.

Sato (5)[edit]

Mitsuyoshi Sato was one of the top players in Brazil and later managed their national team for a number of years. His brother Shigetaka Sato played two seasons in NPB. Mitsuyoshi's sons Estevao Sato, Renan Sato and Reinaldo Sato all played for the Brazilian national team.

Schoendienst (6)[edit]

Albert "Red" Schoendienst was a Hall of Fame second baseman who was also a successful manager. Three of his brothers, Elmer Schoendienst, Joseph Schoendienst and Julius Schoendienst played minor league baseball, while cousin Paul Schoendienst played and managed in the minors. Red's son, Kevin Schoendienst, also played in the minors.

Schofield/Werth/Gowan (5)[edit]

Dick Schofield Sr. was a major league infielder for almost two decades. His son Dick Schofield Jr. was in the majors for nearly as long. Dick Sr.'s son-in-law Jeff Gowan played a year in the minors. Gowan's wife Kim Schofield later married Dennis Werth, a major league infielder. Gowan and Kim Schofield's son Jayson Werth was a major league outfielder for several seasons.

Segui (5)[edit]

Diego Segui pitched over 600 games in the majors and his son David Segui spent 15 seasons in the major leagues. Diego's brother Dario Segui and son Dan Segui played in the minors as did David's son Cory Segui.

Shelby/Harrison (6)[edit]

John Shelby played for 11 seasons and later coached in the majors. His sons John Shelby III and Jeremy Shelby also played in the minors and JaVon Shelby was drafted in 2016. John II's nephews Josh Harrison and Vince Harrison have played pro ball, Josh making it to the majors in 2011.

Solaita (8 or more)[edit]

Tony Solaita was the first major leaguer from American Samoa (and only one through 2020). His brother Ben Solaita was a long-time official and manager in American Samoa. Ben's sons Charles Solaita and Laupati Solaita and grandson Louis Solaita have all played for the American Samoa national team, as did Tony and Ben's nephew Duke Solaita and Chris Solaita (either son or nephew of Ben, nephew of Tony) and Leopeni Solaita (Ben's son? grandson?).

Other Solaitas have also been on the American Samoa national team and are also presumably related: Timoteo Solaita, Lei Anthony Solaita, John Solaita, Peni Solaita (almost definitely a relative given the similarity in name to Leopeni Solaita) and Tolia Solaita (almost definitely a relative as Tony's birthname was Tolia).

Spearman (6)[edit]

Five Spearman brothers played in the Negro Leagues: Charlie Spearman, Clyde Spearman, Codie Spearman, Henry Spearman and Willie Spearman. In addition, Charlie's son Fred Spearman was also a Negro Leaguer. All six were born in Arkadelphia, AR.

Stassi/Hoag (6)[edit]

Myril Hoag was an outfielder on the New York Yankees in the Babe Ruth/Joe DiMaggio era, making an All-Star team. His father Tracy Hoag had played in the Pacific Coast League and uncle Oliver Hoag also played pro ball. Hoag's nephew Sam Stassi played in the minors, as did Sam's nephew Jim Stassi. Jim Stassi's sons Max Stassi and Brock Stassi made it to the majors.

Steinbrenner/Molloy/Swindel (5)[edit]

George Steinbrenner was the long-time owner of the New York Yankees, a role in which his sons Hank Steinbrenner and Hal Steinbrenner succeeded him. George's son-in-laws Joe Molloy and Stephen Swindel also had ownership roles with the club.

Stoneham/Feeney (6)[edit]

Horace Stoneham owned the New York Giants/San Francisco Giants for 40 years, succeeding his father Charles Stoneham. Charles's brother Horace A. Stoneham was a club official and Horace's cousin Charlie Stoneham was a minor league executive. Horace's nephew Chub Feeney was president of the National League, and Chub's daughter, Katy Feeney was an executive in the League office.

Thon (6)[edit]

Dickie Thon was an All-Star shortstop who once led the NL in triples. His grandfather Freddie Thon Sr. played briefly in the US and played and managed in Puerto Rico. Dickie's brother Frankie Thon was a minor league player, as were his nephew Freddie Thon and son Dickie Joe Thon; Frankie also was a scout. His nephew, Frankie Thon Jr. has also scouted.

Tolleson/Adair/Fowler (7)[edit]

Wayne Tolleson's brother, Mike Tolleson, played a year in the minors. His father, Jim Tolleson, played in the minors in the 1950s, and his son, Steve Tolleson, made the majors in 2010. His cousin Rick Adair pitched in the minors and has coached for many teams. Adair is a nephew of Art Fowler and Rick's son Travis Adair has played in the minors.

Tracy (5)[edit]

Jim Tracy played and managed in the majors. His father Jim Tracy Sr. was a minor league pitcher. His sons Chad S. Tracy and Brian Tracy followed him into the pros and another son, Mark Tracy, has also been drafted.

Tsao/Lo/Kao (5)[edit]

Chin-Hui Tsao spent parts of six seasons in the majors. His nephew Kuo-Hui Kao set the CPBL home run record. Other nephews Kuo-Long Lo, Kuo-Lin Kao and Kuo-Hua Lo have played in the CPBL.

Vaughn/Royster/Fuller (5)[edit]

Mo Vaughn was the 1995 AL MVP and hit over 300 home runs in the majors. He was a cousin of Greg Vaughn, a four-time All-Star who also topped 300 career dingers. Greg's son Cory Vaughn has played in the minors. Greg is a cousin of Jerry Royster, who played and managed in the majors and was the first American to manage in the Korea Baseball Organization. Royster, in turn, was the uncle of Aaron Fuller, who peaked at AAA.

Urbanus (5)[edit]

Han Urbanus was one of the greatest pitchers in the history of the Dutch Hoofdklasse, setting many records. Han's brother Charles Urbanus Sr. and his son Charles Urbanus Jr. both made the Dutch Baseball Hall of Fame. Han's other son Johan Urbanus was briefly in the Hoofdklasse. Charles Jr.'s son Nick Urbanus was the first member of the family to play pro ball in the US and was the third generation to win a MVP in the Hoofdklasse, when no other father-son combo had won a MVP in that league.

Waller (5)[edit]

Ty Waller played in the majors. His brothers Kevin Waller and Reggie Waller played in the minors. His nephews Derric Waller and Gerric Waller played in the minors as well.

Wang/Huang/Liu/Cheng (7)[edit]

Kuang-Huei Wang was named the top first baseman in the CPBL five times. His brother Kuang-Shih Wang also played in the CPBL, as did nephew Wen-Mao Liu and son Wei-Chen Wang. Kuang-Huei and Kuang-Shih Wang's cousin Chung-Yi Huang was named the CPBL's top second baseman nine times. Huang's nephew Cheng-Hao Cheng was a CPBL All-Star and Huang's son Shao-Hsi Huang has played in the CPBL.

Witt/Russell/Neal/Thomas (7)[edit]

Bobby Witt won over 140 games in the majors and his brother Doug Witt was a scout. Bobby Witt Jr. has also played in the majors. Bobby Sr. is the father-in-law of major leaguer James Russell, who married his daughter Nikki. James in turn is the son of two-time All-Star pitcher Jeff Russell (Bobby Sr.'s teammate with the Rangers). Bobby Sr.'s two other daughters also married major leaguers, giving him three major league sons-in-law: Kianna to pitcher Zach Neal, and Shaley to outfielder Cody Thomas.

Yang/Chang/Chen (about 15)[edit]

The Amis people of Taiwan have produced a whole slew of professional baseball players who are all related. They include Chung-Shou Yang, Yao-Hsun Yang, Chien-Fu Yang, Tai-Shan Chang, Chih-Yuan Chen, Sen Yang, Tung-Yi Yang, Cheng-Wei Chang, Chih-Hao Chang, Yi Chang and a few others.

Yang/Lin (6)[edit]

Cheng-Chun Yang, Tai-Chun Yang and Chiang-Sen Yang are brothers who played in the CPBL. They are the nephew of I-Teng Lin and cousins of Chen-Yu Yang and Sheng-En Lin.

Yount/Vandergeest (6)[edit]

Robin Yount was a Hall of Fame shortstop-center fielder. His brother Larry Yount pitched one game in the majors. Robin's sons Dustin Yount and Austin Yount both played in the minors, while Larry's son Cody Yount has also played minor league ball. Robin and Larry's niece Mackenzie Vandergeest has played for the US women's national team.

Zambrano/Odor (6)[edit]

Eddie Zambrano was a major league outfielder. His brother Roberto Zambrano was a two-time MVP in the Venezuelan League and spent 12 years in AAA without a game in the majors. A third brother, Jose Zambrano, also played in AAA. Their nephew Rougned Odor made the majors in 2014; Rougned's brother (also named Rougned Odor) has played pro ball as well. Another uncle of Rougned Odor, Rouglas Odor, played and managed in the minors.