Contributed by Richard Cuicchi
Ever since I wrote Family Ties in 2012, I have been maintaining a database of information about current and past players and non-players. Non-players include managers, coaches, scouts, executives, owners, broadcasters, umpires and other roles.
I completed my compilation of major-league and minor-league players and non-players active in 2018 who have relatives in pro baseball, and I have posted several sorts of the information (in various PDF files) on this website under the page labeled 2018 Family Ties Season.
This year had 684 active major and minor league players, representing 976 family relationships (fathers, sons, brothers, uncles, nephews, grandfathers, grandsons, cousins, etc.)
There were 872 non-players active in 2018, representing 1,565 family relationships.
23 players that made their major-league debut in 2018 had relatives in pro baseball.
54 players that were drafted in 2018 had relatives.
341 active players and non-players had an additional 439 relationships in other sports (football, basketball, volleyball, softball, etc.) or other levels (amateur, college, professional, foreign leagues, Olympics, etc.)
Click here to retrieve the 2018 Family Ties lists.