June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

I stumbled upon a quote from the late, great Harmon Killebrew earlier today and it reminded me that The Hall has had a few Father's Day-related posts over the past year.

Last season saw Ken Griffey Jr. retire.  Thankfully, we were able to catch up with Ken Senior and talk about his Hall of Fame-bound son's future.  (Talkin' Baseball with Ken Griffey Sr.)

Draft Day is traditionally littered with second and third generation draft picks.  One pick that I was pleased to see was the selection of Delino DeShields Jr.  I started watching his Dad in A-ball years ago.  (Friday 5: Delino DeShields Jr.)

Of course, father and son combos aren't reserved to just the playing field.  Did you know that Josh Caray is a third generation broadcaster?  If you follow The Hall you do.  Friday 5: Josh Caray

Lastly...perhaps you'd like to see who some of the best father/son combos is baseball history? Why not head on over to Mike Silva's New York Baseball Digest and see what he had to say.

Do you agree...disagree?

And yeah...here's the quote I referred to in the lede:

"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You’re tearing up the grass.' 'We’re not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We’re raising boys.'

Happy Father's Day, gang!

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