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Sunday, May 21, 2023

Who Are the Best Sibling Relievers in Baseball History?

The first family on the list is one most of you probably guessed. Todd Worrell was a three-time All-Star and Rookie of the Year. Younger brother Tim pitched 14 seasons in the majors himself, including a 38-save campaign with the Giants in 2003.

Alexis Díaz, with fewer than 80 major league innings to his name, is already one of the most valuable second reliever brothers ever. If he has any kind of longevity, he and Edwin should eventually challenge the Worrells for the top spot on the list. Unless they’re caught by the Rogers twins, both of whom are entrenched in the Giants bullpen and will also move up the list by the end of this season at the latest. (I keep having to remind myself that Marlins lefty Trevor Rogers is not a lost third sibling, a Zac Hanson of the Rogers family if you will.)

The other notable pairing in the top 10 is the Fowlers, who had an age gap of 24 years between them, the largest among brothers in MLB history. Jesse made his major league debut in 1924; Art pitched in the big leagues until 1964, 40 years later.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 21, 2023 at 06:10 PM | 14 comment(s)
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