Tagged: baseball family

Corey Seager Thanks Brothers For Baseball Success

20-year-old Corey Seager is a top prospect of the Los Angeles Dodgers, playing in the prestigious Arizona Fall League this year. His oldest brother, Kyle, is currently an All-Star third baseman with the Seattle Mariners. His 22-year-old brother, Justin, also plays professional baseball in the Mariners organization.

Corey attributes his maturity and baseball sense to being able to watch and learn from his older brothers while growing up.

See below link for a story about the Seager brothers from truebluela.com:
http://www.truebluela.com/2014/10/18/6999993/corey-seager-dodgers-brothers-arizona-fall-league

Austin Romine Gets Routine Advice From His Father

Current Yankee catcher Austin Romine looks to his father, Kevin Romine, for advice on hitting. They communicate after almost every one of Austin’s games about various aspects of hitting that helps build confidence. Kevin was a Major Leaguer from 1985 to 1991 with the Boston Red Sox.

See attached story about Austin Romine in The New York Times:

Romine Brothers Follow in Father’s Footsteps

When Austin Romine made his major league debut with the New York Yankees in September 2011, his brother Andrew was playing for the opposing Los Angeles Angels. Their love of baseball originated with their dad, Kevin Romine, who played for the Boston Red Sox from 1985-1991. They look forward to the chance to play against each other again.

See attached article in Deseret News about the Romine family:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582812/Family-affair-Bees-infielder-Andrew-Romine-brother-Austin-have-followed-in-their-fathers.html?pg=3

Cal Ripken Jr.: Growing Up in a Baseball Family

Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., knows what it’s like to grow up in a family where Dad is a professional manager and coach. Because Cal Sr. was away from home a good bit during the spring and summer months, Cal Jr. had to find occasions, often at the ballpark, to be around his father. Later, Cal Jr. was managed by his father in the Major Leagues with the Baltimore Orioles, and that situation required a special relationship, since Cal Sr. had the entire team to lead.

Cal Jr. recently had another book published in a series for young adults, titled “Wild Pitch.” In this baseball novel, he draws on some of his own experiences to portray the relationships of father and son characters.

The attached article from babble.com is about Cal Jr.’s family ties within baseball:
http://www.babble.com/disney-dads/most-valuable-dad-cal-ripken-jr-winds-up-a-wild-pitch/

Colin Moran Uses Family Lineage to Reach Baseball Dream

Colin Moran, the sixth overall pick of the Florida Marlins in the 2013 MLB Draft, is on the verge of signing a multi-million dollar contract to start his professional baseball career. He comes from a long line of professional athletes, and it was always his intention to follow them. His grandfather was Dick Surhoff, an NBA player and later a fast-pitch softball legend. Colin has two uncles who played in the Major Leagues, B. J. (a 17-year veteran) and Rich Surhoff. Colin’s brother Brian pitches for the Seattle Mariners’ Triple-A club.

See attached article in lohud.com, powered by The Journal News:
http://www.lohud.com/article/20130629/SPORTS/306290067/Colin-Moran-Following-baseball-dream?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFrontpage%7Cp

Unroe Chooses Pros Over College

Years ago, Riley Unroe made a deal with his father, Tim, a former major league player. If Riley was selected within the top two rounds of the Major League Draft, Tim would allow his son to sign professionally versus going to college. With a scholarship offer in hand to USC, Riley chose the pros.

See the attached article about Riley Unroe at azfamily.com:
http://www.azfamily.com/sports/Local-baseball-talent-chooses-pros-over-college-211504601.html

Matt Merullo Brings Family History to Orioles Farm Club

Former Major League player Matt Merullo is currently the manager for the Single-A Aberdeen club of the Baltimore Orioles organization. His father, Leonard, played in the Pirates organization in the 1960s, while his grandfather, Lennie played in the Majors from 1941 to 1947 and was later a Major League scout.

See attached article about Matt Merullo at http://www.masnports.com:
http://www.masnsports.com/steve_melewski/2013/06/new-aberdeen-manager-brings-energy-and-a-family-baseball-history-to-os-organization.html

The Merullos are one of several three-generation families in professional baseball, where two of the three generations played in the Major Leagues. A list of these families is contained in my book, Family Ties: A Comprehensive Collection of Facts and Trivia About Baseball’s Relatives. The book can be purchased at http://thetenthinning.com/store.html.