Over two hundred father-and-son combinations have made it to the Major League level. Some big league fathers even had more than one son who made it to the show.
Here is a complete set of fathers-and-sons who have played Major League Baseball, listed in alphabetical order, as researched by Baseball Almanac .
"Managers don't really win games, but they can lose plenty of them." - Bob Boone (father of Aaron Boone & Bret Boone)
Fathers & Sons Who Played MLB | Chronological List
When Jack Doscher made his Major League debut on July 2, 1903, he became the first son of a former Major League father ( Herm Doscher / Major League debut on September 4, 1876) to play in the big leagues.
Did you know that the Bell ( Buddy Bell & David Bell ), Boone ( Bob & Aaron ), Mack ( Connie & Earle ), Sisler ( George & Dick ), and Skinner ( Bob & Joel ) families are the only baseball familes to have both a father & son manage a Major League team?
Did you know that of all the fathers and sons who have pitched, Ed Walsh has the lowest career earned run average (1.82) and his son Ed Walsh (Jr.) happens to have the highest career earned run average (5.57)?
Did you know that the first black father-son combination was the Hairston family [ Sammy -> Jerry -> Jerry (Jr.) ] who recently joined another family combo when their grandson broke in with the Baltimore Orioles during the 1998 season?
Did you know that Cecil Fielder (51 home runs in 1990 ) and his son Prince (50 home runs in 2007 ) are the only father & son to each hit 50-or-more home runs in a season? They are also just the second pair of fathers & sons to each hit 300-or-more career home runs (see fast fact above)?
Three father-and-son pitcher combos have made it to a World Series . They are — Jim Bagby ( 1920 ) & Jim Bagby, Jr. ( 1946 ); Pedro Borbon ( 1972 , 1975 , 1976 ) & Pedro Borbon, Jr. ( 1995 ); Mel Stottlemyre ( 1964 ) & Todd Stottlemyre ( 1992 , 1993 ).