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1/07/2008 12:48:00 PM

Top Five Brother Combos

Eli and Peyton Manning
Where do Eli and Peyton Manning rank among the best brother combinations of all time?
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
By Lang Whitaker, SI.com

Toward the end of yesterday's Giants/Bucs game, Fox analyst Troy Aikman said something along the lines of, "Perhaps we've finally seen Eli Manning grow up." Forget that we hear this every time Eli has a good game -- what Aikman was trying to say is, "Perhaps we're finally seeing Eli play more like his big brother Peyton." Comparisons aside, the Mannings will go down in professional sports lore as one of the greatest brother combinations of all-time. Here are my top five brother combinations of all time. (Sorry, Mike and Marcus Vick, you didn't quite qualify.)

1. The DiMaggio Brothers: Everyone knows about Joe D., but most people forget Dom DiMaggio played 13 years for the Boston Red Sox and was a seven-time All-Star with a career .298 batting average. Third brother Vince also spent six years in the majors and was a two-time All-Star.

2. The Grant Brothers: Harvey and Horace Grant combined to play 28 seasons in the NBA and to win 4 NBA championships (all via Horace).

3. The Manning Brothers: Peyton is more accomplished than Eli, what with a Superbowl win and more commercial appearances than Billy Mays, but two brothers starting in the Playoffs at same time is impressive no matter how inconsistent the younger brother is.

4. The Klitschko Brothers: There are too many titles in boxing to make much sense, but Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko have won several titles and hold a few now. They also both hold PhD's.

5. The Niekro Brothers: Phil and Joe Niekro combined to flutter enough knuckleballs to total 539 wins, the most by any brother combination in baseball history. Unofficially, they're also the only brother combination in baseball history to have one member caught with a nail file in his pocket on the mound.

Who are your favorite brother combinations? Let us know below...

Lang Whitaker is the executive editor of SLAM magazine and writes daily at SLAMonline.com
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Comments:

Posted: January 7, 2008 1:39 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
How do the grants make this list over the alomar brothers?
Posted: January 7, 2008 1:42 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
The Alou's.
Posted: January 7, 2008 1:45 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Probably the top ten brother combos come from the NHL: starting with Maurice and Henri Richard as the best.
Posted: January 7, 2008 1:47 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
What about the Barber twins, Tiki and Ronde? Both Pro-Bowl players at totally different positions and the twins thing just adds a little spice.
Posted: January 7, 2008 1:48 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
what about hockey? You could fill a top 5 list with Staals, Espositos, Sutters, Richards, and Bures
Posted: January 7, 2008 1:53 PM   by Anonymous rubanski
The Sutter brothers from hockey, HELLOOOOOO, what the heck. How could you leave these guys out? 6 brothers, 4994 games, 1320 goals, 1615 assists, 7224 penalty minutes, 4 team captains, 4 all star appearances, 6 stanley cups, 1 coach of the year. 4 brothers coach NHL, 2 were general managers.
Posted: January 7, 2008 1:56 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Two observations: First, you might want to mention Dom at least once in your graf on the DiMaggios. No need to give Vince credit for Dom's exploits.
And how could you not include the Hansen brothers from Slapshot? C'mon. I know they were fictional and all, but hey, they were THE HANSEN BROTHERS!
Posted: January 7, 2008 2:01 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
How about the Alou brothers? Matty, Felipe and Jose who I believe all played for the 62 Giants.

And who can forget Aaron"Freaking"Boone and Bret " I wasnt in the Mitchell Report so therefore I never used steroids" Boone
Posted: January 7, 2008 2:02 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Do you mean Dom Dimaggio
Posted: January 7, 2008 2:05 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
The Hardy Boyz
Posted: January 7, 2008 2:08 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Championships via Horace aside, I have no idea how you can place the Grants on this list instead of Dominique and Gerald Wilkins. Doninique was a perennial all star and one of the most profilic scorers in the history of the NBA while Gerald was a solid, athletic two guard who averaged 19 points a game during one of his seasons with the Knicks.
Posted: January 7, 2008 2:09 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Being a proud Montreal Canadiens fan, I have to bring to your attention Maurice"Rocket" Richard and his younger brother Henri "Pocket Rocket" Richard. I'm sure you're aware of The Rocket's many accomplishments (1st player to score 50 goals in 50 games, won 8 Stanley Cup championships to name just two) but you also have to be aware of Henri's accomplishments of winning 11 Stanley Cups (more than any other player and equalled only by Bill Russell's 11 NBA championships as the most in professional sports).
Posted: January 7, 2008 2:09 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Yea...you screwed up on the DiMaggio brothers blurb. Dom DiMaggio played for the Sox not Vince.
Posted: January 7, 2008 2:18 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
I think you mean Dom Dimaggio...
Posted: January 7, 2008 2:18 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Phil and Tony Esposito.
Posted: January 7, 2008 2:22 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
How do you leave out Maurice & Henri Richard of Canadians fame? They are both legends of hockey, by their own accomplishments. Between the two of them, their names are on the Stanley Cup 19 times. Does any other brother pair on your list have 19 titles to their names?
Posted: January 7, 2008 2:22 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Dizzy znd Paul Dean
Posted: January 7, 2008 2:31 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
The third Dimaggio brother's name was Dominic.

Oh well. You did know that there were three brothers.
Posted: January 7, 2008 2:37 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
It's Dom Dimaggio as the good other brother not Vince. Dom should be in the Hall of Fame. One of the best players of his time, even Joe's teamates agreed. Got overlooked b/c of his brother, but was one of the key members of those great late 40's Sox teams with Teddy Ballgame, Bobby Doer and Pesky.
Posted: January 7, 2008 2:42 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Where are the Sutter brothers?
Posted: January 7, 2008 2:42 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Its Dom Dimmagio
Posted: January 7, 2008 3:04 PM   by Anonymous Third_down
What about the Babineaux brothers??
How about Tom and Dick Van Arsdale, who were not just brothers, but identical twins, and played at a high level in the NBA for more than a decade.
Posted: January 7, 2008 3:11 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Rick and Scott Steiner !
Posted: January 7, 2008 3:24 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
How about the Labonte brother's of NASCAR? 3 championships and 43 race wins between the two of them
Posted: January 7, 2008 3:37 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
What about Bruce & Clay Mathews?
Posted: January 7, 2008 3:38 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Pedro and Ramon Martinez, the Barbers,
Ronde and Tiki!
Posted: January 7, 2008 4:02 PM   by Anonymous beedub
No one can dispute the many aforementioned hockey families but I think the Staal brothers will have a huge impact in the future of their sport. They have won at every level including world championships and the Stanley Cup. To anoint the Mannings as one of the top 5 is a bit premature { 1 playoff win in 4 years for Eli }. That would be akin to including the Hull brothers in this discussion as Bobby was so prolific in scoring that Dennis would immediately be accepted as well.
Posted: January 7, 2008 4:10 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
what about the alomar brothers. and the maddox
Posted: January 7, 2008 4:55 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
your kidding right ??? the Niekro brothers over Maurice and Henri Richard. 19 cups, both captained cup winners (6), both scored cup winning goals. How could they not be on the list.

Don't also forget the Esposito brothers, also both hall of famers
Posted: January 7, 2008 5:02 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Bobby and Dennis Hull of the Chicago Black Hawks...most feared 1-2 slapshot artists of all time.
Posted: January 7, 2008 5:16 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
George & Ken Brett
Posted: January 7, 2008 6:19 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
The wayne brothers
Posted: January 7, 2008 7:08 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Ronde and Tiki for sure, and I'd throw in Marcus and Brian Giles... Not legendary but two very good players!
Posted: January 7, 2008 8:30 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
phil and steve mahre
Lang maybe you should be writing for good housekeeping or something like hgtv.....
Posted: January 7, 2008 9:40 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
You forgot the roid brothers matt and mark mcgwire ... lol
Posted: January 7, 2008 10:23 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
How about the Sutter brothers? 6 playing in the NHL at the same time and not afraid to square off with one another.
Posted: January 7, 2008 10:45 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
The Gretzkys
Posted: January 7, 2008 11:43 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
How do you ignore Cal and Bill Ripken, the best brother combo ever to turn the DP?
Posted: January 8, 2008 12:03 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
No one know Vince DiMaggio because he wasn't that good you were thinking of Dom DiMaggio, if it was that good of a combo don't you think you would have known that it was Dom dumbo?????????????
Posted: January 8, 2008 1:02 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
how about mma fighters, ken and frank shamrock? speaking of which, are rumored to be fighting eachother later this year.
Posted: January 8, 2008 1:54 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Alomar's anyone??? Sandy and ump spitting Roberto.
Posted: January 8, 2008 4:57 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Hands down, the top brother combo was the GRETZKYS. So what if Wayne had 99.9987% of the points? Brent still played for a few years. He's like a more talented version Eli...
Posted: January 8, 2008 5:10 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
WHAT ABOUT DANIEL AND HENRIK SEDIN???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Posted: January 8, 2008 5:13 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
michael and ralf schumacher
Posted: January 8, 2008 7:21 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
based on nicknames alone, Dizzy and Daffy.
Posted: January 8, 2008 8:22 AM   by Anonymous cryolemon
How about the Charlton's in English soccer?
Posted: January 8, 2008 10:20 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
The Boyer brothers: Ken, Clete and Cloyd. The first two faced each other in the famed 1964 World Series won by the Cardinals over the Yankees in seven games. There were three other Boyer brothers who played minor league ball. Six brothers who played professional baseball is nothing to sneeze at.

In addition to the more famous (and accomplished) Dean brothers, the Cardinals also fielded Mort and Walker Cooper in the 1940s.
Posted: January 8, 2008 11:09 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
jose and ozzie canseco? eric and brett lindros? wayne and brent gretzky? the human highlight film and the underappreciated gerald wilkins? this might be the worst list that you have put together, usually they are pretty decent. top 5 should be:
1. The Sutter Family - 6 brothers all making the show probably won't ever be topped.
2. The Richards - the rocket and the pocket rocket are both record setting hall of famers
3. The Dimaggios - Joe and Dom, with bonus points for vince
4. Dominique and Gerald Wilkins - Gerald continues to get no respect.
5. The Bures - Pavel was nasty, and Valeri is married to Candace Cameron
Posted: January 8, 2008 11:09 AM   by Anonymous T-roc
How about Jeff and Steve Hanson!! Slap Shot was a better flick than the Grant's careers.
Posted: January 8, 2008 11:16 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
How about John and Jim Beluschi? Just kidding, Jim sucks. Since obscure winter sports aren't off limits, how about Phil and Steve Mahre?
Posted: January 8, 2008 11:19 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Van Arsdale twins
Gale and Roger Sayers
Gaylord and Jim Perry, Hank and Tommie Aaron, the Alous....

BTW, no excuse for the Dom/Vince gaffe -- five minutes of homework would've averted it.
Posted: January 8, 2008 11:24 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Someone mentioned Cal and Bill Ripken. Being from Baltimore, Cal's head was big enough to qualify as two brothers.
Posted: January 8, 2008 11:26 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Gerald and Dominique Wilkins!
Posted: January 8, 2008 12:09 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Barbers, Sutters, and Bryan Brothers (Tennis)?
Posted: January 8, 2008 12:15 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Youngbloods of NFL fame...
Posted: January 8, 2008 12:15 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
how about the molina brothers, all currently catchers in the major leagues? who did the pitching at home? yadier, benji, & jose
Posted: January 8, 2008 12:16 PM   by Anonymous PAUL
PHIL & TONY ESPOSITO, BOTH MEMBERS OF THE HOCKEY HALL OF FAME
Posted: January 8, 2008 12:25 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
The Manning brothers were certainly a respectable choice for this list although I think the jury is still out on Eli. But you may not realize that Peyton and Eli have a brother that would have made both of them look sandlot had his sports carreer not been ended as the result of a spinal cord annomally.
What about NBA's Bernard and ALbert King or Football's Perry Brothers ( Fridge & Gerald) and don't forget Baseball's Ken & Bob Forsch.
Posted: January 8, 2008 12:29 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
A typical list put out by an American!

Luckily many responders have pointed out the shortcomings and listed off all the superior hockey brother combiinations.

Does somebody actually get paid to put out useless lists like this???
Posted: January 8, 2008 12:30 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Blackwood brothers roamed the same secondary together hitting anything that moved.
Posted: January 8, 2008 12:42 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
How about the Stasny brothers from the mid eighties Nordique teams. Anton Marion and of course hall of famer Peter.
Posted: January 8, 2008 12:53 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
It's weird: all you have to do is know sports, and you fail. Vince Dimaggio was the younger brother of Joe and Dominic. Dom Dimaggio played 13 seasons for the Red Sox. Vince was a utility player.
Posted: January 8, 2008 12:57 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Gary and Phil Neville
Cannavaro brothers
Nique and Gerald Wilkins
Posted: January 8, 2008 1:21 PM   by Anonymous chris
how about the steroid brothers-mark/dan mcgwire, jose/ozzie canseco, jason/jeremy giambi, nomar/michael garciaparra
Posted: January 8, 2008 1:25 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Hank Aaron
Tommie Aaron
Gene Demontreville
Lee Demontreville

Jose Acosta
Merito Acosta
Bill Dickey
George Dickey

Bobby Adams
Dick Adams
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Vince DiMaggio
Joe DiMaggio
Dom DiMaggio

Dick Allen
Hank Allen
Ron Allen
Jiggs Donahue
Pat Donahue
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Art Allison
Doug Allison
Jerry Donovan
Tom Donovan

Roberto Alomar
Sandy Alomar, Jr.
Jerry Dorgan
Mike Dorgan


Felipe Alou
Matty Alou
Jesus Alou
Kelly Downs
Dave Downs
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Kent Anderson
Mike Anderson
Brian Doyle
Denny Doyle

Rob Andrews
Mike Andrews
Sammy Drake
Solly Drake

Tony Armas
Marcos Armas
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J.D. Drew
Stephen Drew
Tim Drew

Bob Aspromonte
Ken Aspromonte
Bill Dugan
Ed Dugan

Erick Aybar
Willy Aybar

Chris Duncan
Shelley Duncan

Ed Bailey
Jim Bailey
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Dave Edwards
Marshall Edwards
Mike Edwards

Dave Baker
Doug Baker

Jewel Ens
Mutz Ens

Chris Bando
Sal Bando
Eddie Erautt
Joe Erautt

Jimmy Bannon
Tom Bannon
Joe Evers
Johnny Evers

Jesse Barnes
Virgil Barnes
Buck Ewing
John Ewing

Marty Barrett
Tom Barrett
Scott Eyre
Willie Eyre

Jim Baxes
Mike Baxes
Bibb Falk
Chet Falk

Charlie Bell
Frank Bell
Mike Farmer
Howard Farmer

George Bell
Juan Bell
Rick Ferrell
Wes Ferrell

David Bell
Mike Bell
Cy Ferry
Jack Ferry

Alan Benes
Andy Benes
Hal Finney
Lou Finney

Dave Bennett
Dennis Bennett
Bob Fisher
Newt Fisher

Bill Bergen
Marty Bergen
Chauncey Fisher
Tom Fisher

Carson Bigbee
Lyle Bigbee
Jim Fogarty
John Fogarty

Homer Blankenship
Ted Blankenship
Gene Ford
Russ Ford

Ossie Bluege
Otto Bluege
Brownie Foreman
Frank Foreman

Frank Bolling
Milt Bolling
Bob Forsch
Ken Forsch

Dan Boone
Ike Boone
Dave Foutz
Frank Foutz

Aaron Boone
Bret Boone
Art Fowler
Jesse Fowler

Clete Boyer
Ken Boyer
Cloyd Boyer
Gene Freese
George Freese
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Buzz Boyle
Jim Boyle
Bill Friel
Pat Friel

Eddie Boyle
Jack Boyle
Harry Fuller
Shorty Fuller

Kitty Brashear
Roy Brashear
Phil Gagliano
Ralph Gagliano

Danny Breeden
Hal Breeden
Charlie Ganzel
John Ganzel

George Brett
Ken Brett
Bob Garbark
Mike Garbark

Mike Brewer
Tony Brewer
Al Gardella
Danny Gardella

Chuck Brinkman
Ed Brinkman
Adrian Garrett
Wayne Garrett

Dick Brown
Larry Brown
Alex Gaston
Milt Gaston

Jackie Brown
Paul Brown
Bill Geis
Emil Geis

Oscar Brown
Ollie Brown
Harvey Gentry
Rufe Gentry

Curtis Brown
Leon Brown
Jason Giambi
Jeremy Giambi

Kirk Bullinger
Jim Bullinger
Harry Gilbert
John Gilbert

Rich Butler
Rob Butler
Charlie Gilbert
Tookie Gilbert

Jolbert Cabrera
Orlando Cabrera
Brian Giles
Marcus Giles

Harry Camnitz
Howie Camnitz
Mike Glavine
Tom Glavine

Kid Camp
Lew Camp
Bill Gleason
Jack Gleason

Jose Canseco
Ozzie Canseco
Harry Gleason
Kid Gleason

Mike Cantwell
Tom Cantwell
Al Grabowski
Reggie Grabowski

Cleo Carlyle
Roy Carlyle
Joe Graves
Sid Graves

Dan Casey
Dennis Casey
Dave Gregg
Vean Gregg

Andujar Cedeno
Domingo Cedeno
Ray Grimes
Roy Grimes

Jason Childers
Matt Childers
Lee Grissom
Marv Grissom

Dino Chiozza
Lou Chiozza
Heinie Groh
Lew Groh

Loyd Christopher
Russ Christopher
Vladimir Guerrero
Wilton Guerrero

Aaron Clapp
John Clapp
Ad Gumbert
Billy Gumbert

Jerald Clark
Phil Clark
Chris Gwynn
Tony Gwynn

Fred Clarke
Josh Clarke
Mert Hackett
Walter Hackett

Sumpter Clarke
Rufe Clarke
Bud Hafey
Tom Hafey

Dad Clarkson
John Clarkson
Walter Clarkson
Jerry Hairston
Johnny Hairston
-

Stan Cliburn
Stew Cliburn
Jerry Hairston, Jr.
Scott Hairston

Dick Coffman
Slick Coffman
Garvin Hamner
Granny Hamner

Andy Cohen
Syd Cohen
Chris Hammond
Steve Hammond

Billy Conigliaro
Tony Conigliaro
Gene Handley
Lee Handley

Gene Connell
Joe Connell
Bubbles Hargrave
Pinky Hargrave

Joe Connor
Roger Connor
Gil Hatfield
John Hatfield

Jim Conway
Pete Conway
Ray Hayworth
Red Hayworth

Bill Conway
Dick Conway
Charlie Hemphill
Frank Hemphill

Mike Coolbaugh
Scott Coolbaugh
Livan Hernandez
Orlando Hernandez

Jimmy Cooney
Johnny Cooney

Joe Heving
Johnnie Heving

Mort Cooper
Walker Cooper
-
Andy High
Charlie High
Hugh High

Joey Cora
Alex Cora

Bill Hill
Hugh Hill


Larry Corcoran
Mike Corcoran
Bill Hinchman
Harry Hinchman

Joe Coscarart
Pete Coscarat
Billy Hitchcock
Jim Hitchcock

Harry Coveleski
Stan Coveleski
Glenn Hoffman
Trevor Hoffman

Sam Covington
Tex Covington
George Hogan
Harry Hogan

Cesar Crespo
Felipe Crespo
Aaron Holbert
Ray Holbert

D.T. Cromer
Tripp Cromer
Brad Holman
Brian Holman


Amos Cross
Frank Cross
Lave Cross
Del Howard
Ivan Howard
-

Hector Cruz
Jose Cruz
Tommy Cruz
Ed Hughes
Tom Hughes
-

Al Cuccinello
Tony Cuccinello
Bill Hunter
George Hunter

Con Daily
Ed Daily
Gary Ignasiak
Mike Ignasiak

Joe Daly
Tom Daly
Dane Iorg
Garth Iorg

Harry Danning
Ike Danning
Arthur Irwin
John Irwin

Cliff Daringer
Rolla Daringer
Cesar Izturis
Maicer Izturis

Jeff Darwin
Danny Darwin
George Jeffcoat
Hal Jeffcoat

Vic Davalillo
Yo-Yo Davilillo
Elvio Jimenez
Manny Jimenez

Claude Davenport
Dave Davenport
Bob Johnson
Roy Johnson

Mark Davis
Mike Davis
Chet Johnson
Earl Johnson

Dizzy Dean
Paul Dean
Doc Johnston
Jimmy Johnston

John Deasley
Pat Deasley
Darryl Jones
Lynn Jones

Ed Delahanty
Frank Delahanty
Jim Delahanty
Joe Delahanty
Tom Delahanty
Gary Jones
Steve Jones
Bubber Jonnard
Claude Jonnard


Art Jorgens
Orville Jorgens
Big Jeff Pfeffer
Jeff Pfeffer

Heinie Kappel
Joe Kappel
Dave Pierson
Dick Pierson

George Kell
Skeeter Kell
Jay Pike
Lip Pike

Charlie Keller
Hal Keller
Ed Pipgras
George Pipgras

Alex Kellner
Walt Kellner
Dykes Potter
Squire Potter

George Kelly
Ren Kelly
Robb Quinlan
Tom Quinlan

Jim Kennedy
Junior Kennedy
Dave Rajsich
Gary Rajsich

Marty Keough
Joe Keough
Al Reach
Bob Reach

Steve Kiefer
Mark Kiefer
John Reccius
Phil Reccius

Bill Killefer
Red Killefer
Prentice Redman
Tike Redman

Matt Kilroy
Mike Kilroy
Paul Reuschel
Rick Reuschel

Billy Klaus
Bobby Klaus
Harold Reynolds
Don Reynolds

Bill Kling
Johnny Kling
Dick Ricketts
Dave Ricketts

Mike Knode
Ray Knode
Elmer Riddle
Johnny Riddle

Fritz Knothe
George Knothe
Cal Ripken, Jr.
Billy Ripken

Larry Kopf
Wally Kopf
Bruce Robinson
Dave Robinson

Mike Krsnich
Rocky Krsnich
Fred Robinson
Wilbert Robinson

Marcel Lachemann
Rene Lachemann
Gary Roenicke
Ron Roenicke

Johnny Lanning
Tom Lanning
Oscar Roettger
Wally Roettger

Carney Lansford
Jody Lansford
Vicente Romo
Enrique Romo

Barry Larkin
Steve Larkin
Gene Roof
Phil Roof

Adam LaRoche
Andy LaRoche
Harry Rosenberg
Lou Rosenberg

Al Lary
Frank Lary
Braggo Roth
Frank Roth

Matt Lawton
Marcus Lawton
Dave Rowe
Jack Rowe

Al Leiter
Mark Leiter
Allan Russell
Lefty Russell

Bill Lelivelt
Jack Lelivelt
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Bob Sadowski
Ed Sadowski
Ted Sadowski

Bill Lillard
Gene Lillard
Bronson Sardinha
Dane Sardinha

Frank Lobert
Hans Lobert
Ed Sauer
Hank Sauer

Bruce Look
Dean Look
Dave Sax
Steve Sax

Grover Lowdermilk
Lou Lowdermilk
Jimmie Say
Lou Say

Eric Ludwik
Ryan Ludwik
Doc Scanlan
Frank Scanlan

Julio Lugo
Ruddy Lugo
Bobby Schang
Wally Schang

Billy Lush
Ernie Lush
Art Scharein
George Scharein

Ken Macha
Mike Macha
Boss Schmidt
Walter Schmidt

Quinn Mack
Shane Mack

Ham Schulte
Len Schulte

Greg Maddux
Mike Maddux
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Luke Sewell
Joe Sewell
Tommy Sewell

Mickey Mahler
Rick Mahler
Orator Shafer
Taylor Shafer

Fritz Maisel
George Maisel
Joe Shannon
Red Shannon

Frank Mancuso
Gus Mancuso
Billy Shantz
Bobby Shantz

Angel Mangual
Pepe Mangual
Monk Sherlock
Vince Sherlock

John Mansell
Mike Mansell
Tom Mansell
Larry Sherry
Norm Sherry
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Frank Manush
Heinie Manush
Dave Sisler
Dick Sisler

Josias Manzanillo
Ravelo Manzanillo

Charlie Smith
Fred Smith

Marty Marion
Red Marion
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Bill Sowders
John Sowders
Len Sowders

Pedro Martinez
Ramon Martinez

John Stafford
General Stafford

Harry Maskrey
Leech Maskrey
Steve Stanicek
Pete Stanicek

Christy Mathewson
Henry Mathewson
Buck Stanley
Joe Stanley

Cloy Mattox
Jim Mattox
Mel Stottlemyre, Jr.
Todd Stottlemyre

Carlos May
Lee May
George Stovall
Jesse Stovall

Erskine Mayer
Sam Mayer
B.J. Surhoff
Rich Surhoff

Lindy McDaniel
Von McDaniel
Darrell Sutherland
Gary Sutherland

Alex McFarlan
Dan McFarlan
Jesse Tannehill
Lee Tannehill

Monte McFarland
Chappie McFarland
Patsy Tebeau
George Tebeau

Conny McGeehan
Dan McGeehan
Henry Thielman
Jake Thielman

Barney McLaughlin
Frank McLaughlin
J.J. Thobe
Tom Thobe

Bob Meusel
Irish Meusul
Bill Thomas
Roy Thomas

Clyde Milan
Horace Milan
Carl Thompson
Homer Thompson


Jake Miller
Russ Miller
Faye Throneberry
Marv Throneberry

Bing Miller
Ralph Miller
Jim Tobin
Johnny Tobin

Damon Minor
Ryan Minor
Frank Torre
Joe Torre

John Mitchell
Charlie Mitchell
Bill Traffley
John Traffley

Joe Moffett
Sam Moffett
Fred Treacey
Pete Treacey

Bengie Molina
Jose Molina
Yadier Molina
Alex Trevino
Bobby Trevino
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Bill Moriarty
George Moriarty
Babe Twombly
George Twombly

Johnny Morrison
Phil Morrison
Fred Tyler
Lefty Tyler

John Morrissey
Tom Morrissey
Jim Tyrone
Wayne Tyrone

Andy Mota
Jose Mota
Pat Underwood
Tom Underwood

Eddie Murray
Rich Murray
Bill Upton
Tom Upton

Billy Myers
Lynn Myers
B.J. Upton
Justin Upton

Graig Nettles
Jim Nettles
Jose Valentin
Javier Valentin

Floyd Newkirk
Joel Newkirk
Chris Van Cuyk
Johnny Van Cuyk

Phil Niekro
Joe Niekro
Ben Wade
Jake Wade

Melvin Nieves
Wilbert Nieves
Butts Wagner
Honus Wagner

Otis Nixon
Donell Nixon
Dixie Walker
Ernie Walker

Chris Nyman
Nyls Nyman
Dixie Walker, Jr.
Harry Walker

Eddie O'Brien
Johnny O'Brien
Gee Walker
Hub Walker

Curly Ogden
Jack Ogden
Fleet Walker
Welday Walker

Chi-Chi Olivo
Diomedes Olivo
Lloyd Waner
Paul Waner


Jack O'Neill
Jim O'Neill
Mike O'Neill
Steve O'Neill
Allie Watt
Frank Watt
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-

Eddie Onslow
Jack Onslow
Jered Weaver
Jeff Weaver


Jim O'Rourke
John O'Rourke
Bob Weiland
Ed Weiland

Baby Ortiz
Roberto Ortiz
Jim Westlake
Wally Westlake

Dennis O'Toole
Jim O'Toole
Gus Weyhing
John Weyhing

Dave Owen
Spike Owen
Mack Wheat
Zack Wheat

John Paciorek
Tom Paciorek
Jim Paciorek
Deacon White
Will White
-

Jay Parker
Doc Parker
Art Whitney
Frank Whitney

Jiggs Parrott
Tom Parrott
Gus Williams
Harry Williams

Camilo Pascual
Carlos Pascual
Hooks Wiltse
Snake Wiltse

Corey Patterson
Eric Patterson
Al Wingo
Ivey Wingo

Ham Patterson
Pat Patterson

Fred Wood
Pete Wood

Heinie Peitz
Joe Peitz
Todd Worrell
Tim Worrell

Ramon Pena
Tony Pena
-
George Wright
Harry Wright
Sam Wright

Henry Peploski
Pepper Peploski
Len Yochim
Ray Yochim


Pascual Perez
Melido Perez
Carlos Perez
Delmon Young
Dmitri Young
-

Chan Perry
Herb Perry
Larry Yount
Robin Yount


Gaylord Perry
Jim Perry
Jeff Zimmerman
Jordan Zimmerman
Posted: January 8, 2008 1:27 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Bernard and Albert King. Bernard remains my personal favorite player and one of the best offensive players I have ever seen. He was also a sort of medical pioneer by being one of the first prominent athletes to return from reconstructive ACL surgery. Albert was a solid 8-9 year pro.
Posted: January 8, 2008 1:42 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
What about John Mcenroe and his brother Patrick?
Posted: January 8, 2008 1:57 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Jim and Gaylord Perry?
Posted: January 8, 2008 2:05 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
It was Dom not Vince that played for the Red Sox. Vince played in the Pacific Coast League.
Posted: January 8, 2008 2:32 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
How about Darrell and Micheal Waltrip?
Posted: January 8, 2008 2:42 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Gotta include the McKenzie brothers (Doug & Bob) and the Hanson brothers..
Posted: January 8, 2008 2:44 PM   by Anonymous danny v
a little too lazy to find the actual number of titles for the Klitschko brothers????
Posted: January 8, 2008 2:50 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
How about the Waner brothers? Both Paul and Lloyd are in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Posted: January 8, 2008 2:56 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Leaving out the Sutter brothers is like leaving out the jelly in the jelly donut.
The entire MSG audience used to sing: "Sutter's mother is a wh!@e, Do-da, Do-da" whenever one of them appeared in a game. That alone should place them as the #1 brother package in sports!
Posted: January 8, 2008 3:03 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
what about the Canseco Brothers?
Posted: January 8, 2008 3:04 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
It was Dominic Dimaggio you idiot!!!
Posted: January 8, 2008 3:07 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Lang Whitaker comes up with the worst lists. This one's not even worth arguing with.
Posted: January 8, 2008 3:12 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
What about Walter and Eddie Payton?
Posted: January 8, 2008 3:21 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
1. Bret "The Hitman" Hart and Owen Hart
2. Matt and Jeff hardy
3. Shane and Stephanie McMahon
4. Undertaker and Kane
5. Hulk and Horace Hogan
Neil, Arron, and Paul Broten, NCAA Championships, Miracle on ICE Gold medal, and Stanley Cup Championships
Neil, Arron, and Paul Broten, NCAA Championships, Miracle on ICE Gold medal, and Stanley Cup Championships
Posted: January 8, 2008 3:32 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Ozzie and Jose Canseco...

No, seriously, I thought the middle infield combination of Cal and Billy Ripken was one of the greatest.
Posted: January 8, 2008 3:42 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
What about the Stasney brothers from the Quebec Nordiques? how can anyone forget about that high flying trio?
Posted: January 8, 2008 3:53 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
How about the Wilkins brothers, Dominique and Gerald? One could dunk and the other could shoot.
Posted: January 8, 2008 3:54 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Tim and Matt Hasselbeck?
Posted: January 8, 2008 4:01 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
The Von Erich brothers
Posted: January 8, 2008 4:23 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Do not forget the Brotens Neil, Paul and Arron. NCAA Championship Miracle on ICE gold medal, and Stanley Cup Championships
The Ripken brothers since Billy Ripken had the best baseball card in history. 1989 Fleer.
Posted: January 8, 2008 4:47 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
The Sutters should definitely be at the top of your list... the NHL is a feeding ground for brother acts.
Posted: January 8, 2008 4:58 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
don't forget Frank and Peter Mahavolich.
Posted: January 8, 2008 5:03 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
What about Tiki and Ronde Barber- must be a few Super Bowl rings and All Pro appearances

Joel and Jack Youngblood from the Rams put few good hits on some opposing runningbacks

Bernard & Albert King, Scooter and Roiney MCCray all did ok for themselves in the NBA

What about broadcasters Marv and Steve Albert. Aside form Marv's bout with cross dressing, these two were pretty good. Yessss!
bubba ray and D-von dudley
craig and ken griffey.
Posted: January 8, 2008 5:33 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
You could fill a top 10 list solely with NHL players. How can none of these make the top 5?
Posted: January 8, 2008 5:39 PM   by Anonymous Buddyanna
Rick and Paul Reuschel
Posted: January 8, 2008 5:54 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
How about Dom Dimmagio not Vince
Posted: January 8, 2008 6:27 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
There are the Plagers; Bob, Bill and Barclay-all played for the St. Louis Blues. And what about Leon and Michael Spinks? Both heavyweight champions of the world!
Posted: January 8, 2008 6:28 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
There are the Plagers; Bob, Bill and Barclay-all played for the St. Louis Blues. And what about Leon and Michael Spinks? Both heavyweight champions of the world!
Posted: January 8, 2008 6:48 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
What about Marcus and Damen Allen? Marcus was a college star with USC and won the Heisman trophy, then went onto have an outstanding NFL career with the Raiders and Chiefs, winning a Superbowl in the process! While Damen might not be as well known in the US he is a star in the CFL. One of the oldest players to be playing football, and still at a high caliber. Damen won the Grey Cup (the CFL's championship) with the Toronto Argonauts a couple of years ago, one of his many accomplishments.
Posted: January 8, 2008 7:11 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
what about the powell brothers that play lacrosse
Posted: January 8, 2008 7:35 PM   by Anonymous yettigolf
What about Jim and Jack Youngblood for the Rams? At least, I think they were brothers..........
Posted: January 8, 2008 7:40 PM   by Anonymous Mouse E.
Got to be the Drydens, Ken and Dave. Both top flight goalies.
Posted: January 8, 2008 8:15 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
terry and dory funk
and the briscoes
Posted: January 8, 2008 8:25 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
the barry's...jon and brent, or how bout the van gundy's???
Posted: January 8, 2008 9:01 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Agree with Mathews, Bruce and Clay
Posted: January 9, 2008 12:18 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
tiki and ronde barber
Posted: January 9, 2008 1:07 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
what about the bushwhackers!
Posted: January 9, 2008 2:10 AM   by Anonymous indybt
joe keough
marty keough
baseball
Posted: January 9, 2008 5:31 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Those Olympic skiing twins, Phil and Steve Mahre
Posted: January 9, 2008 8:46 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
I haven't checked all of the comments, but what about Paul and Lloyd Waner, both in the Baseball Hall of Fame? Pretty good credentials, I'd say.
Posted: January 9, 2008 8:58 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
#1. Richard Brothers
#2. Sutter Brothers
#3. DiMaggio Brothers
#4. Alomar Brothers
#5. Busch Brothers (Nascar)
#6. Waltrip Brothers
#7. Bure Brothers
#8. Barber Brothers
#9. Sedin Brothers
#10.Esposito Brother
Hello??? Obviously its the Bash Brothers Dean Portman and Fulton Reed from Mighty Ducks 2. Those guys put some unbelieveable hits on Trinidad and Tobago's hockey team, not to mention how hot they were.
Posted: January 9, 2008 11:05 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
I THINK THE BARBER BROTHERS DEFINATELY DESERVE TO MAKE THE TOP 5!!!
Posted: January 9, 2008 11:07 AM   by Anonymous JohnE
What about the selmons on the Bucaneers. Dewey may not have been as good as LeRoy but they were stars on the Bucs team that made it to the NFC Championship.
Posted: January 9, 2008 11:59 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Venus and Serena williams, a couple of badass brothas!
Posted: January 9, 2008 12:00 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Venus and Serena Williams!!!
Posted: January 9, 2008 12:07 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
the molina brothers
Posted: January 9, 2008 12:42 PM   by Anonymous fsuRaab
where is Dominique and Gerald Wilkins
Posted: January 9, 2008 12:43 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
How can you for get the O'Bannon brothers from the UCAL college basketball team?
Posted: January 9, 2008 12:56 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Folks how about Al and Dick McGuire? Both are in the basketball Hall of Fame.
Posted: January 9, 2008 1:16 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Woodrow and Mookie Wilson.
Posted: January 9, 2008 1:17 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
John and Patrick McEnroe.
Posted: January 9, 2008 1:28 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Sly and Frank Stallone
Patrick and Don Swayze

End of List.
Posted: January 9, 2008 2:14 PM   by Anonymous tigga12
I agree with many posts. Here's some more
Mark and Al Leiter
John and Patrick McEnroe

If we're talking college, here's a few
Ed and Charles O'Bannon-UCLA
Bobby and Danny Hurley - Duke/ Seton Hall
Casey, Ryan, Michael Powell- Syracuse LAX
Posted: January 9, 2008 2:48 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Paul and Lloyd Waner
Posted: January 9, 2008 3:10 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Larry Sherry & Norm Sherry
Lanny & Bobby Wadkins
Posted: January 9, 2008 3:39 PM   by Anonymous Granticus
The Olsen brothers of the NFL: Merlin, Phil and Orrin. They played a combined 24 seasons.
Posted: January 9, 2008 3:44 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Olympians Paul and Morgan Hamm
Posted: January 9, 2008 3:49 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
ROBERT BLBLBLBLOYLE AND HIS BROTHER ROB "CHEESE" BLBLBLOYLE.....
Posted: January 9, 2008 3:53 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Perhaps all of you who leapt on Mr. Whitaker for the perceived error in the Dimaggio brothers, might like to take another look? Or learn how to read.
Posted: January 9, 2008 4:14 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
You all forgot the Fluties, Doug and Darren.

Also there were the Barry's ... Brent, Drew, Jon, and Scooter. Also in basketball, were the Walton brothers, Luke and his other brothers that never made the NBA.
Posted: January 9, 2008 7:26 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
As always, sports writers forget about the most exciting game in all of sports... hockey.
Posted: January 9, 2008 8:17 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Jasper and Casper Brinkley USC Gamecock LB and DE
Posted: January 10, 2008 12:33 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Favorite brother combinations in sports? How about Garrett and Britt Reid? I'm sure they played some kind of sports when they weren't high.
Lots of great brother acts, but I suggest hockey had the greatest combo's who performed at the highest levels. Just to name a few of the best (who have impacted the game already...)
- Six Sutter's (hands down, playing over 25 consecutive years - not combined years, coulda been seven as the oldest brother turned down an invitation to play - nuff said)
- Two Richard's (19 times their names are on the holy grail)
- Three Statsny's (they all played with great skill)
- Two Mahovolich's (Great to see them play together for the Wings and then the Canadians)
- Two Hull's (Both Hall of famers, their slapshot changed the game)
- Two Esposito's (Hall of famers, first player to score on his own brother - they never left the pond)
- Three Bentley's (first brothers to play on the same line)
- Two Dryden's (first brothers to play goal against each other)
- Three Broten's (
- Three Conacher's (one was a train man...)
- Two Gretzky's (Highest-scoring pair of brothers in NHL history - bit skewered statistic)
- Howe's (two times, Gordie and Vic, then Marty and Mark)
- Three Hunters (outside the Sutter's, can we say tenacity)
- Two Niedermeyer's (faced each other in the Cup finals and five years later played together and won the cup finals)
- Two Patrick's (dubbed the Royal Family, Lester played goal at 44 when he was the coach, Patrick introduced the blue line, the penalty shot, and raising the stick after a goal)
-

The list could go on...
Posted: January 10, 2008 7:48 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Bobby and Al Unser won seven Indianapolis 500s
Posted: January 10, 2008 8:38 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
The Van Arsdales Boys
Posted: January 10, 2008 9:36 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
the Hull brothers in hockey
Posted: January 10, 2008 10:01 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
- Hardy Boyz
- Dudley Boyz (and their other
brother, Spike)
- Steiner Brothers
- The Von Erichs
- Bret & Owen Hart
- The Fabulous Rougheau Brothers
- "Macho Man" Randy Savage & The
Genius
- Terry Funk & Dory Funk Jr.
- The Wild Samoans Afa & Skia
- Earl & Dave Hebner
- The Heenan Family: Missing Link,
Ken Patera, Big John Studd, King
Kong Bundy, Paul Orndorff, Harley
Race, Andre The Giant, King Haku,
Tama, Hercules, Barbarian, Rick
Rude, Mr. Perfect, Red Rooster,
Brooklyn Brawler, Ric Flair

(* - I am not sure but I believe everyone in the Heenan family are brothers)
Posted: January 10, 2008 10:41 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Lee Roy, Lucious and Dewey Selmon of Oklahoma football fame.
Rafael and Manual Marquez; the best brother combo in boxing history.
ross, joey and keith browner
Yeah i think Sedin twins are interesting. How many brother combos actually play on the same team??
Posted: January 10, 2008 12:15 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Missing the Richard brothers of NHL fame is just criminal!!!
Posted: January 10, 2008 1:13 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
What about the Boyers? Ken and Clete....not bad. Also, the Jenkin Boys of Football...
Posted: January 10, 2008 1:16 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Good ol' SI and fans and their stick and ball mentality. Yaawwnnn.

Just to name some, NASCAR has a few of it's own:

Rusty Wallace
Kenny Wallace
Mike Wallace

Glen Wood
Leonard Wood

Jeff Burton
Ward Burton

Bobby Allison
Donnie Allison

Geoff Bodine
Brett Bodine
Todd Bodine

Fonty Flock
Tim Flock
Bob Flock

Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Kerry Earnhardt
Posted: January 10, 2008 1:54 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
As usual, Hockey gets shafted (No pun intended) How about NHL Goalies Ken Dryden (Montreal) and Dave Dryden (Buffalo)
Posted: January 10, 2008 2:41 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
What about Venus and Serena
Posted: January 10, 2008 4:26 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
What? No Giambi Brothers?
Posted: January 10, 2008 4:53 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
the vick's?
Posted: January 10, 2008 4:54 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Michael and Marcus Vick
Cheryl and Reggie Miller.
Posted: January 10, 2008 5:45 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Hah... all the wrestling references. Classic. I think a lot of previous posts are right that there are so many in hockey to choose from, but considering no more than 2 brothers of any combo (sorry Sutters - you're all pretty good, but...):

1- Maurice and Henri Richard
2- Bruce and Clay Matthews (everyone overlooks the non-"skill" position players in the NFL)
3- Phil and Tony Esposito
4- Lloyd and Paul Waner


All HOFers or close I think.

Wow, it really is tough not to include more hockey fams, even just 2 from any combo!

The Manning might get there yet, but Eli's gotta step up his consistency.
What about the O'Doyle's of Billy Madison fame?

Thanks for calling out the Sutter family. That will never be topped.
Posted: January 10, 2008 6:51 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Glenn and Lyle Blackwood, AKA the "Bruise Brothers" both started as safeties in the Dolphins 'Killer B' defense in the early to mid 80's. Why Killer B's? Also starting on defense: Betters, Bokamper, Brudzinski, Baumhower, Bowser and Brown.
Posted: January 10, 2008 7:57 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
First Dom D is the better of the other two but still a top 5 pick; the Grants tho good not top 5; the Dean Brothers should be there; the 3 ALou Brothers, the Boyer Bros and probably # 5 or 6 the Ripken Bros which also played together and a great double play combo; the boxing bros borderline top 5 Tony, Kokomo
Posted: January 10, 2008 9:51 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Easy, the Hanson brothers for the Charlestown Chiefs. Simply the best.
Posted: January 11, 2008 2:41 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Only one mention so far for the Schumacher brothers (Michael and Ralf) from Formula 1 racing, so I'll mention them again. When you consider that there are only 22 F1 drivers in a given year (as opposed to hundreds of professional baseball players, hockey players, football players, etc), it's damn impressive that Michael and Ralf have both been driving at the pinnacle of motorsports since the mid 90s. And in Michael's case, he wasn't just driving, he was dominating, winning 7 World Driver's Championships.
Posted: January 11, 2008 7:52 AM   by Anonymous HORNSFANS10
WHAT ABOUY BRUCE AND CLAY MATTHEWS?
BRUCE WAS ONE OF THE BEST OFFENCE LINEMAN OF ALL TIME. CLAY WAS NO SLOUCH EITHER.
Posted: January 11, 2008 8:55 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
HOW ABOUT BRUCE AND CLAY MATTHEWS. BRUCE WAS ONE OF IF NOT THE BEST GUARD, TACKLE, CENTER EVER. CLAY WAS NO SLOUCH EITHER.
Posted: January 11, 2008 9:48 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
How about the Schumacher brothers of F1 racing. sure ralf schumacher pales in comparison to brother michael but he owns some grand prix wins are was considered a contender for a while (while in WilliamsBMW)
Posted: January 11, 2008 10:04 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Wayne and Brent Gretzky
Posted: January 11, 2008 10:27 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Obviously not a follower of hockey. That can be the only logical explanation as to why the Sutter Brothers are not on the list. The Grant Bros. in the top 5 is stretching it, big time!
Chico's Bail Bonds' Luis and Miguel Agilar.
Posted: January 11, 2008 10:48 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
are the Deans mentioned anywhere in all this?
Wow this writer is taking a beating. I bet he does his research next time.
Posted: January 11, 2008 1:10 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
How about the basketball-playing Jones brothers?

Caldwell, Wil, Charles, and Major all played in the NBA or ABA.
Posted: January 11, 2008 2:07 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Stop whining, Nascar bums. Nascar can't count in a poll like this. It would be unfair: you're all related in the first place. ;)

Steve and Phil Maher
Joe and Phil Niekro
Pat and Johnny Mac
The Dean Bros. Dizzy and Daffy

Weren't there pairs of Potvin AND Gillies brothers on those Isles champ teams?

But could there possibly be a more accomplished pair than Phil and Tony Esposito?
Posted: January 11, 2008 2:34 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
If Dan McGwire took steriods, Matt Hasselbeck would be riding the pine this weekend
Posted: January 11, 2008 2:35 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
I believe you are forgetting Dizzy and Daffy Dean. These two brothers were the St. Louis Cardinals for years both on and off the field.
Posted: January 11, 2008 2:37 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
In today's baseball how about the Molina brothers. All are playing important roles on their respective teams at the same position
Posted: January 11, 2008 6:15 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
How about the Gait brothers? They have dominated the lacrosse world for 25+ years.
Posted: January 14, 2008 11:29 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Merlin and Phil Olsen of the Rams
Posted: January 14, 2008 11:32 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Shannon and Sterling Sharp of the NFL were better than the Barbers
Posted: January 14, 2008 11:36 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Not including the Sutter brood is just plain stupid.
Posted: January 14, 2008 2:43 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
If any sport counts, what about the Allison brothers in Nascar. Bobby and Donnie were a force against Cale Yarbrough. When Bobby's son, Davey, came along... that was a heck of a race team.
Posted: January 14, 2008 4:04 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Yeah, you're missing some hockey brothers. The Richards (both hall of famers), the Espositos (both hall of famers), the Sutters, the Bentleys (both hall of famers), the Staals, the Babychs, the Hulls, the Sedin twins, the Bures, the Niedermayers and maybe the most underated brother pair of them all the Mahovlichs.

Anyone of those examples had a better career than the Grants.
Posted: January 15, 2008 12:30 AM   by Anonymous fredhits
seriously- i know its not 'hip' to bring up hockey but the fact you don't even acknowledge the Richard brothers is pretty pathetic on your part
Posted: January 15, 2008 9:41 AM   by Anonymous JT
How about the Waner brothers (Paul and Lloyd) in baseball? They are the only brother combination in the MLB baseball hall of fame.
Posted: January 15, 2008 10:26 AM   by Anonymous carlitosway
What about the alou brothers??? you make me sick!!!!!!

carlos Lazala
Posted: January 15, 2008 1:10 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
What... no Brett Favre on your "crying" list? How can that be... mmph... mmph.... wahhhh...
Posted: January 15, 2008 6:05 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Once again, "Slang Whittlefaker", you've proven yourself to be a complete and total MORON. Ice hockey alone has several DOZEN better brother combinations that the freakin' Grants, you completely ignored NASCAR, soccer, and college football. How can you leave out Doug and Darren Flutie - two of the greatest that ever played the college game in the United States and both became stars that were WORSHIPPED in Canada playing for CFL teams? How can you remotely ignore Bobby and Dennis Hull? How in GOD'S NAME CAN YOU COMPARE THE GRANT BROTHERS TO PHIL AND TONY ESPOSITO? Even the Mannings over Maurice and Henri Richard? Over the Stastnys? Over the Allisons? The Dean brothers? THE ALOUS? You're a hack, Lang - and a bad one at that. Sure, you can try and claim that your "list was intentionally inciteful in order to get response" but come one, that argument only flows for so long ... The truth is that you are sadly - and I mean SADLY - overmatched as a "reporter" ... Your knowledge of sports history, time and time again, has proven to be laughable at best and disgustingly inaccurate at worst ... In what universe did Vince DiMaggio play for the Sox, idiot? How irresponsible is THAT? AND YOU STILL HAVE A JOB? However this "list" of yours does more to prove that you, of all people, should NOT be employed as a "sports writer" - especially with so prestigious a publication as S.I. I think a man with your "talents" is perfectly suited for a career in an industry that starts with the phrase "would you like some fries with that" or perhaps even an industry where tile hygiene is of paramount importance ... Anything but as a writer, you're infuriatingly pathetic.

Kurt Russell
Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted: February 4, 2008 11:59 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
the ripken brothers, cal and billy ripken were a double play combo... and they even played under their father, cal sr who was the manager! its all in the family...
Posted: April 1, 2008 7:54 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
The Sutters, the most brothers, championships and now coaching, obviously # 1
Posted: April 8, 2008 7:27 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Eli Manning was amazing in the playoffs. Eli will never star in a lot of commercials. he is too shy
Posted: May 18, 2008 8:41 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Gracie's of mma!!
Posted: May 20, 2008 6:21 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Ahead of most of your picks would be the Richards and the seemingly forgotten Stasnys.
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