October 29, 2010

Friday 5: Fathers and Sons

Seeing Barry Bonds scutter out of the shadows and attempt to steal the spotlight from the San Francisco Giants this postseason reminds me of when I first heard of him.

This was, of course, before he declared he wanted to be the Giants hitting coach.

It was before he did or didn't do steroids.

It was in, probably, 1986 when he was, simply, the wiry, smiling son of an outspoken badass...Bobby Bonds.

My good friend Peter Schiller from Baseball Reflections apparently also had Bonds on the mind and put together this week's "Friday 5".

Here is Schiller's list of the five best Father-Son combos in baseball.

5.  Felipe and Moises Alou

4.  Cecil and Price Fielder
The only father–son duo to each hit 50 or more home runs!

3.  Ray, Bob, Aaron and Bret Boone
On this list for the fact that there has been three generations of Boones in baseball.

2.  Ken Griffey Senior and Junior
The only father and son combo to play in the same season (in 1989 Senior was with the Reds while Junior was with the Mariners), on the same team and hit back-to-back home runs on September 14, 1990 for the Seattle Mariners!

1.  Bobby and Barry Bonds
The only father and son duo to hit over 300 home runs (Bobby hit 332 while Barry hit 762*) AND steal over 400 bases (Bobby stole 461 while Barry stole 514)!

You can check out Schiller's post in its entirety (complete with links to career accomplishments) over at his website.

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