15 Sons Who Outshined Their Athlete Dads

Roberto Alomar & Sandy Alomar, Jr.

Father: Sandy Alomar, Sr.
Robby's Stats: .300 BA 2,724 H 210 HR 1,134 RBI 474 SB, 2x Champion, 12x All-Star, 10 Gold Gloves, 4x Silver Slugger
Sandy's Stats: .273 BA 1,236 H 112 HR 588 RBI, 1990 AL Rookie of the Year, 6x All-Star
Father's Stats: .245 BA 1,168 H 13 HR 282 RBI 227 SB, 1x All-Star

Sandy, Sr. was a good defensive infielder that was able to play multiple positions in the outfield and infield. He played for 15 years and since retiring in 1978, has been a coach for various minor and major league teams. He bounced around the league during his playing days, mainly due to his lack of offense. His offense was subpar, but had good speed and was a smart baserunner, so he always had a job. His coaching proved to be better than his play as his sons went on to have very successful careers in the majors. Robby was recently inducted into Cooperstown in 2011 and is one of the greatest second basemen to do it. He's a switch-hitting, career .300 hitter with a glove to match. His older brother, Sandy, Jr., was one of the better defensive catchers in his day and is now a coach for the Cleveland Indians. Sandy, Jr. was a good hitter as well, finishing his 20-year career with a .273 batting average.

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