Ruane: Second- and third-generation major-league players

From SABR member Tom Ruane at on September 14, 2019:

In light of the debuts of Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in Toronto this year, SABR member and Retrosheet volunteer Bruce Fleming asked me if I knew the record for the most sons of major leaguers to appear in the same game. This made me realize that I’d never really done anything with our data on baseball relatives. So I figured I’d play around with it for a while and see what I could find.

(And apologies in advance if any or much of this is already well-known to everyone but me.)

Before answering Bruce’s question, I thought I’d take a quick look at the history of second-generation major leaguers. Here are the first ten od these sons to make it to the majors.

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Originally published: September 16, 2019. Last Updated: September 16, 2019.