• Dodgers Set Record With Big League Offspring

    Posted by on June 29th, 2012 · Comments (1)

    Via Joe McDonnell:

    [The Dodgers set] a record on June 1 as five sons of major leaguers — Tony Gwynn, Scott Van Slyke, Ivan De Jesus, Dee Gordon and Jerry Hairston Jr. — were all in the starting lineup against Colorado. Gwynn was in the outfield, while the other four set a record for sons of ex-big leaguers comprising the starting infield.

    Five out of nine? I want to see some team better than mark. It may never happen.

    Comments on Dodgers Set Record With Big League Offspring

    1. hallofamer2000
      July 1st, 2012 | 2:06 pm

      Well Yankees have Swisher and Cano on the roster, with Dante Bichette, Jr. and Austin Romine in the minors. They also drafted Jose Mesa, Jr. this year. That’s all I can think of off the top of my head (within Mattingly’s kid released). So they could have Swisher/Cano/Romine all in the same lineup this year (maybe sometime in September).

      Throw in the list on current 2nd-generation players that includes guys such as Jerry Hairston, Jr., Scott Hairston, Peter Bourjous, Michael Brantley, Andy and Adam LaRoche, Shelley Duncan, and some others. So it really is quite possible to match, albeit unlikely.

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