10 Best Father-Son Sports Combos of All-Time

June 16, 2017

It’s Father’s Day weekend and a sports fan, it always reminds me of spending time with my dad watching and talking sports. In honor of the holiday and my passion for sports here is my list of the 10 Best Father-Son Sports Duos of All-Time.

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Father: Archie
Sons: Peyton and Eli

Archie Manning was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame for his sensational play at Ole Miss in the late 1960’s and he went to have a solid pro career as a member of the New Orleans. His two sons, Peyton and Eli, went on to even better accolades, each winning a pair of Super Bowl titles. Peyton currently holds records for most career touchdown passes (530), most single-season touchdown passes (55) and most single-season passing yards (5,477), among others.

Father: Bobby
Son: Barry

The elder Bonds became baseball’s first player to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in more than two seasons, accomplishing the 30-30 feat a record five times (a mark only his son would has equaled).
Barry won seven NL MVP awards and eight Gold Gloves during a 22-year career t in Pittsburgh and San Francisco. The younger Bonds holds many records, including most career home runs (762), most home runs in a single season (73) and most career walks (2,558), all while hitting .298 lifetime. He was named the NL MVP seven times was also selected to 14 All-Star games.

Father: Ken
Son: Ken Jr.

Junior was voted to the 20th Century Team and is one of the best players in MLB history. He won and finished with 630 home runs. His dad was on The Big Red Machine as an outfielder and won a pair of World Series rings and was a three-time All-Star. I’ll never forget in 1990 when the Reds traded Griffey to Seattle to finish his career with his son. The most memorable moment from that experience came on Sept. 14, 1990, the two made history when they became the first father-son duo to hit back-to-back home runs in a game against the California Angels. One my favorite Father’s Day sports memories was when Junior hit his 500th career homerun on Father’s Day in St. Louis with his father there. He went over and gave his dad a hug. It was so cool!

Father: Dale
Son: Dale Jr.

The duo have represented racing legend for decades. Dale Jr. recently announced his retirement. His dad died tragically in a race accident in the 2001 Daytona 500. In the very next race, Junior won in his honor. It was a tear-jerker for even the toughest of guys.

Here are the rest of the names on my list:

Father: Bobby
Son: Brett

Father: Dell
Son: Stephen

Father: Ray
Son: Bob
Grandsons: Bret and Aaron

Father: Cecil
Son: Prince

Father: Rick
Sons: Brent and Jon

Father: Sandy
Sons: Roberto and Sandy Jr.

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