Ryan L. Fox
Over the years, there have been many father-son combos in the world of sports. Some have played different sports (i.e. one plays basketball and the other football) while some have played the same sport (i.e. following in dad's footsteps/carrying the family legacy).
But out of all the father-son combos out there, there are a few that are synonymous with greatness. Just saying the family name, fans would recognize who you were talking about. So with that in mind, here are the Top 5 Father-Son Combos in sports.
Honorable Mention: Bobby Bonds & Barry Bonds
Bobby Bonds was in the major leagues from 1968 to 1981. During that time, he amassed a lifetime batting average of .268 to go with 332 career home runs, 1,024 career RBIs, 3 Gold Gloves, and 3 All-Star appearances as well as an All-Star MVP.
His son, Barry, played from 1986 to 2007 where his accolades include 7 MVPs, 14 All-Star appearances, 8 Gold Gloves, 12 Silver Sluggers, 2 Batting Titles, 3 NL Hank Aaron Awards to go along with a career batting average of .298, 762 career home runs and 1,996 career RBIs. Not to mention that Barry holds the single season record for home runs (73), walks (232), on-base percentage (.609), and slugging percentage (.863) as well as hold the career record for home runs (762), walks (2,558), and intentional walks (688).
5. Father: Ken Griffey Sr.
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