Jesus Alou dies at age 80

Former major-leaguer Jesus Alou, brother of Felipe and Matty Alou, died on March 10 at age 80. The three brothers made history when they appeared as teammates in a game together for the San Francisco Giants in 1963. Later, they also manned all three outfield positions in a game for the Giants.

Jesus was a 15-year veteran of the majors, playing for two Oakland A’s world championship teams in 1973 and 1974.

In addition to his two seasons with the A’s, he appeared in seven seasons with the Houston Astros, six seasons with the Giants, and one with the New York Mets.

His career stats include: .280/.305/.353 slash line, 32 home runs, and 377 RBIs.

Jesus’s major-league nephews include Mel Rojas, Luis Rojas, and Moises Alou. His cousin Jose Sosa was also a major-leaguer.

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Twin brothers Taylor and Tyler Rogers to start season with Giants

Taylor and Tyler Rogers are only the tenth set of twin brothers to reach the majors. They are only the fourth set of twins to be teammates, following Joe and Red Shannon (1915 Braves), Eddie and Johnny O’Brien (1953, 1955-58 Pirates), and Jose and Ozzie Canseco (1990 A’s).

They will start the 2023 season as teammates for the San Francisco Giants. Both will be pitching out of the Giants’ bullpen.

Although they are twins, they are easily distinguishable, since Taylor throws left-handed, while Tyler is a right-hander.

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Chip Caray moves to the St. Louis Cardinals’ broadcast booth for 2023 season

Chip Caray, MLB broadcaster who is the son of former MLB broadcaster Skip Caray and grandson of legendary MLB broadcaster Harry Caray, has left the Atlanta Braves for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2023 season. His grandfather called games for the Cardinals from 1945 to 1969.

Chip’s twin sons Stephan and Christopher were the broadcasters for the Amarillo Sod Poodles, a minor-league affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2022.

Click here for a story in STL Today bout Chip Caray’s move to the Cardinals.

KC Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is son of former MLB pitcher Pat Mahomes

In only his sixth NFL season, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has established himself as a premier quarterback. In 2014 he was drafted out of high school by the Detroit Tigers in the 37th round of the June amateur draft. However, he did not sign. In 2015, he appeared in three games for Texas Tech, including one as a pitcher. In that appearance, he faced three batters, yielding two walks and hitting a batter. It was his only baseball season in college;

He is the son of Pat Mahomes, a big-league pitcher for 11 seasons between 1992 and 2003. Used primarily as a reliever after his first three MLB seasons, he went on to appear in 308 career games, posting a 42-39 win-loss record and 5.47 ERA. He played for six teams, including five with the Minnesota Twins.

Click here to read a story from the New York Post about the father-son combo.

Pablo Guerrero continues family legacy in baseball

16-year-old outfielder Pablo Guerrero from Dominican Republic recently signed with the Texas Rangers during the international signing period for major-league clubs.

Pablo is the son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero Sr. and the brother of current major-leaguer Vlad Guerrero Jr. Pablo is also the nephew of former major-leaguer Wilton Guerrero and cousin of Gabriel Guerrero.

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Kody Clemens part of big trade between Tigers and Phillies

Detroit Tigers infielder Kody Clemens was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies as part of a five-player deal with the Detroit Tigers. Clemens made his major-league debut with the Tigers in 2022, appearing in 56 games. He struggled offensively, hitting only .145, with five home runs and 17 RBIs. He made seven appearances, in blowout games, as a relief pitcher, posting a 3.86 ERA.

Kody is the son of Roger Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner during 1984-2007. He ended his career with 4,672 strikeouts, third on the all-time list. With Kody’s one strikeout in 2022, the combo now holds the all-time record for strikeouts by a major-league father and son, surpassing Mel Stottlemyre Sr. and his son Todd Stottlemyre, who combined for 2,844 strikeouts.

Kody’s brothers Koby and Kacy also played professional baseball.

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Dusty Baker shares World Series victory with son Darren, who gained notoriety in 2002 World Series

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker finally got his first World Series ring after managing in the big leagues for 25 seasons. The likable skipper was cheered on by his players and the Astros fans in attaining the Astros’ second World Series title in six years. The victory was moment he shared with his now-23-year-old son Darren, who is currently a minor leaguer in the Washington Nationals system.

In Dusty’s first World Series appearance as a manager in 2002 with the San Francisco Giants, there was a now-famous moment involving his then-3-year-old son Darren, who was serving as a Giants batboy.

With the Giants playing the Angels in Game 5, the Giants’ Kenny Lofton tripled to score J. T. Snow and David Bell. Young Darren, barely more than a toddler, went to retrieve Lofton’s bat at the plate while the play was still going on. Snow had to grab Darren by the shirt collar to avoid a collision with Bell who was headed home after Snow.

Click here to read more on about Darren’s celebration with his dad and the recollection of his first major-league exposure.

Astros have new star shortstop in Jeremy Pena

Jeremy Pena‘s rookie season was pretty special. When the Astros’ previous all-star shortstop Carlos Correa opted not to re-sign with them after the 2021 season, Pena was the guy who backfilled Correa in 2022.

Pena exceeded the Astros’ front office expectations about his ability to perform at the big-league level. Coming out of spring training, 24-year-old Pena became the starting shortstop. He wound up with a slash line of .253/.289/.426 with 22 home runs and 63 RBIs.

But it was in the post-season that we saw the best Pena brought to the Astros. He was MVP of the ALCS and World Series, the first time a rookie claimed those two titles in the same postseason. He was a consistent performer throughout the playoffs, helping the Astros claim their second World Series title in six years. He was the recipient of the NL Gold Glove Award for shortstops.

Pena is the son of Geronimo Pena, a seven-year major leaguer from 1990 to 1996 with the St. Louis Cardinals and Cleveland Indians.

Click here to read more about Jeremy Pena in the New York Times.

Chris Garagiola followed in his grandfather’s footsteps behind the microphone.

Chris Garagiola completed his first season as a pre-and-postgame radio host and play-by-play announcer for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2022.

Yes, he is the grandson of Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Garagiola, who became famous for his tv and radio broadcasts for national baseball game audiences. Joe was also a major-league player during 1946 to 1954 for four teams.

Chris’s father is Joe Garagiola Jr., who was formerly the Diamondbacks’ first general manager.

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Bruce Bochy returns to dugout at Rangers manager

Bruce Bochy was named the new manager of the Texas Rangers for the 2023 season. This will be his third MLB team that he has managed, including 12 seasons with the Padres and 13 seasons with the Giants. He retired after he managed the Giants in 2019.

Bochy won three World Series titles with the Giants in 2010, 2012, and 2014. He has a career record of 2,023-2,029. He is currently 12th on the all-time list of managerial wins and 7th on the all-time list for games managed.

Bochy is the father of Brett Bochy, who pitched in the majors for his father’s Giants in 2014 and 2015.

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