These Griffeys Don’t Play Baseball

Trey and Taryn Griffey are the children of Ken Griffey Jr., but they didn’t exactly follow in their father and grandfather’s steps. The brother and sister are currently students at the University of Arizona, where Trey is playing football and Taryn is a member of the women’s basketball team.

Griffey Jr. and his father Ken Sr. are one of the most famous father-son duos in major league baseball history. Both of them were all-star caliber players, with Ken Jr. among the all-time home run leaders.

Trey was the batboy for Team USA in the 2006 World Baseball Classic, when his father was on the team, but chose football over baseball.

See related story about the Griffeys at the link below from The Daily Wildcat:

http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2014/10/family-weekend-all-in-the-family

Baseball Is Family Affair For Crons

C. J. Cron made his major league debut in 2014 for the Los Angeles Angels and wound up becoming a regular in the lineup. His baseball lineage includes his father Chris, who played twelve seasons in the minors and had a brief major league stint in 1991-1992. Chris is now a minor league hitting instructor in the Diamondbacks’ organization. Additionally, C. J.’s brother, Kevin, was drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 14th round of this year’s MLB Draft.

See related story about C. J. Cron at the link below from mlb.com:

http://m.angels.mlb.com/news/article/96607700/baseball-is-a-family-affair-for-angels-cj-cron

Willy Aybar Paved Way for His Brother Erick

Erick Aybar, the shortstop for the Los Angeles Angels, made his first All-Star team. His older brother Willy paved the way for Erick to play professional baseball, as Willy broke in as a major leaguer in 2005 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and went on to play five seasons in the majors. Erick is now in his ninth season with the Angels and has one Gold Glove to his credit. They are two of seven children who grew up in some of the poorer parts of the Dominican Republic.

See related story about Erick Aybar at the link below from mlb.com:

http://m.angels.mlb.com/news/article/96604506/erick-aybar-followed-brothers-path-from-dominican-republic-to-major-league-baseball

Frazier Tandem Competes In Home Run Derby

Cincinnati Reds All-Star infielder Todd Frazier was a member of the National League’s team in the All-Star Game Home Run Derby contest. His brother, Charlie, a former minor league player, pitched to him in the contest.

Charlie was a 6th round selection out of high school by the Florida Marlins in the 1999 MLB Draft and played until 2004, never appearing in the big leagues.

Their brother, Jeff, appeared in the Major Leagues for one season with the Detroit Tigers before ending his professional career in 2012.

Todd is in his fourth major league season with the Reds.

See related story about Todd and Charlie Frazier at the link below from mlb.com:

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/84728922/meggie-zahneis-frazier-brothers-relish-home-run-derby-experience

Jackie Robinson’s Brother Was An Olympic Medalist

Mack Robinson, older brother of Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, was quite an athlete himself. He won a silver medal in the 200 meters during the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany.

In July, the City of Pasadena, CA honored both brothers with a ceremony at the Pasadena Robinson Memorial, where giant busts of the brothers were dedicated in 1997. Mack died in 2000.

Blosser Family Consisted Of Three State Champions

Brent Blosser started a family tradition when his Sarasota High School team won the Florida state championship in 1973. His son, Greg, was a member of the 1987 and 1989 title teams, while brother Doug played on the 1993 and 1994 championship teams.

Greg was a first-round pick of the Boston Red Sox in 1989. He played parts of two seasons in the majors with the Red Sox. He played professionally for more than ten years.

Doug was a third-round pick of the Kansas City A’s in 1995, but his career was cut short when he died in a car accident at age 21 in 1998.

See related story about the Blossers at the link below from the Herald Tribune:

http://preps.heraldtribune.com/2014/07/20/baseball-tradition-blossers/

Seager Brothers May Be The Next High Impact Siblings

There are currently three Seager brothers in professional baseball, and based on their early results they could be the next high impact brothers in big league baseball, like the Uptons and Molinas.

Kyle Seager of the Seattle Mariners was a Major League All-Star this season. The oldest of the brothers at age 26, the third baseman seems to have found his spot on the Mariners roster and could be there for a long time.

Corey Seager is 20 years old and was a participant in the Futures Game during the All-Star Game weekend festivities. He is a highly prized prospect in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Justin Seager, 22, also plays in the Mariners organization at the Class A level. He is in his second professional season after being drafted in 2013 out of college.

See related story about the Seager brothers at the link below from the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/20/sports/baseball/seager-family-follows-kyle-in-the-majors-and-cory-and-justin-in-the-minors.html?_r=0

Reuschel Brothers Played Together In Collegiate League

Brothers Rick and Paul Resuchel, who both played in the Major Leagues, once played together in the Central Illinois Collegiate League with the Galesburg Pioneers in the late 1960s. Not only were they outstanding pitchers, their major league positions, but they were also noted for their bat in this summer league.

See related story about the Reuschel Brothers at the link below from The Register-Mail:

http://www.galesburg.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729949

Dale Murphy’s Son Chooses Football

The son of former two-time MVP Dale Murphy has chosen football as his favorite sport. McKay Murphy played all the major sports growing up, but decided college football was for him. He currently plays defensive tackle for Weber State.

See related story about McKay Murphy at the link below from the Standard Examiner:

http://www.standard.net/Sports/2014/09/10/Dale-Murphy-s-son-McKay.html

Joe Torre’s Brother Frank Dies at Age 82

Frank Torre, brother of Hall of Famer Joe Torre, recently died on September 13, at age 82. Frank, nine years older than Joe, also played in the major leagues. He played seven big league seasons, most prominently with the Milwaukee Braves from 1956 to 1960. He appeared in the World Series with the Braves in 1957 and 1958.

Frank encouraged Joe to sign with the Braves, but they never played together. Frank discouraged his brother from taking the managerial job with the New York Yankees, but Joe went on to win four World Series titles.

See related story about Frank Torre at the link below from The Sacramento Bee:

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/09/13/6704157/ws-star-frank-torre-joes-brother.html

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