• Six Father-Son Baseball First Rounders

    Posted by on July 31st, 2012 · Comments (0)

    Great stuff via Jerry Crasnick

    When the Pirates chose [Neil] Walker with the 11th overall pick in 2004, the family gained a rare distinction. Tom and Neil [Walker] joined Jeff and Sean Burroughs, Ben and Tom Grieve and Steve and Nick Swisher as the only father-son combinations to go in the first round of the draft. In recent years, John Mayberry Jr. and Delino DeShields Jr. increased the father-son club from four to six.

    Of course, there may have been some other first rounders who had fathers who played in the majors before they started drafting players…

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