The 25 Greatest Brothers in Sports History

4. Phil and Tony Esposito

Sport: Hockey
Accomplishments: Phil: 5th in NHL history in goals scored, Hockey Hall of Fame                                                         inductee (1984); Tony: 6x All-Star, Hockey Hall of Fame inductee (1988)

It's hard enough for two brothers to make it to a professional sport. For two to have solid, lengthy careers is even more difficult. For both to make it to the Hall of Fame? Practically impossible. But that's exactly what the Espositos did. Phil is best known for his stint with the Bruins, where he led the league in scoring six years in a row and won two Hart Trophies as league MVP. His brother Tony was a juggernaut in goaltending, playing all but one of his professional seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks and winning three Vezina Trophies as the NHL's best goaltender. Understandably, both were enshrined in the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

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