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Baseball Brothers 2

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Baseball Brothers 2 game quiz
"Many people have played professional baseball, but rarely do two or more brothers both make it to the majors. This quiz celebrates those few combinations of successful brothers in baseball."

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1. These two brothers both began their careers in 1986 despite their 5-year age difference. The older brother went 39-37 in his career, playing with 9 teams over 15 seasons. His younger sibling played 23 seasons in the majors, most of them with the Cubs and Braves. He retired after the 2008 season, sporting 355 wins and 227 losses, a career 3.16 ERA, and 3371 strikeouts. Who are these brothers, who have 18 Gold Gloves between them?
    Bob and Ken Forsch
    Mike and Greg Maddux
    David and Kip Wells
    Al and Mark Leiter


2. This pair had a 4-year gap between the oldest brother's final game and the younger's debut. The oldest played from 1980-1989 (except 1988), spending 7 years in Boston. He managed the Dodgers in 1998. The younger entered the majors in 1993 as a relief pitcher, spending the vast majority of his career in San Diego. On September 24, 2006, he broke Lee Smith's career save record. Who are these brothers, who both originally played shortstop?
    Mark and Billy Wagner
    Scott and Willie Eyre
    Glenn and Trevor Hoffman
    Mariano and Ruben Rivera


3. These brothers both had lengthy careers, but they were very different. The older brother played for 10 teams over 14 seasons, making the All-Star team once as a starting pitcher in 1974 for the Pirates. The younger brother played 21 seasons for the Kansas City Royals, making 13 consecutive All-Star games from 1976-1988 and the MVP Award in 1980. Mostly a third basemen, he led the Royals to a World Series championship in 1985 over the Cardinals and was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1999. Who are these long-winded brothers?
    Jerry and Scott Hairston
    Ken and George Brett
    Hal and Brian McRae
    Lonnie and Ozzie Smith


4. The basis for the ESPN "Baseball Tonight" show's mock-game "Name That Molina" are these three catcher brothers. The oldest two entered in 1998 and 1999 (in order of their ages), and the youngest debuted in 2004. In 2002, the oldest two won the 2002 World Series with the Anaheim Angels, while the youngest won in 2006 with the St. Louis Cardinals. Can you name the Molinas?
    Bengie, Jose, and Yadier
    Gabe, Gustavo, and Izzy
    Felipe, Jesus, and Matty
    Felix, Alfonso, and Manuel


5. These two brothers combined have 19 All-Star games, 2 Gold Gloves, 8 Silver Sluggers, 2 MVPs, a Rookie of the Year award, a World Series championship, and a Hall of Fame induction; and that's without even mentioning anything the younger brother did. However, what the older brother is most remembered for is not any of those accomplishments, but rather simply taking the field a remarkable amount of times. Who are these brothers, who played together on the Orioles while being managed by their father?
    Chris and Tony Gwynn
    Cal and Billy Ripken
    Julio and Matt Franco
    Rickey and Dave Henderson


6. The older brother in this duo was in the majors 16 years before his younger brother made his debut, and continued playing after the younger finished his 6-game career. The older played most of his career with the Atlanta Braves, topping 300 career victories in 2007 with the Mets. He won 2 Cy Young Awards (in 1991 and 1998) and earned a World Series title in 1995 with Atlanta. Who were these brothers, who both played for the Mets in 2003?
    Kevin and Terry Millwood
    Mike and Greg Maddux
    Tom and Mike Glavine
    Steve and James Avery


7. These pitching brothers made a comparable number of All-Star games (the older made 3 while the younger made 5), and both won an AL Cy Young Award, but the younger made more of an impact on the game. The older brother went 215-174 in his career, mostly with the Indians and Twins. The younger played 22 seasons, going 314-265 with 8 different teams, and was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1991. Who are these brothers that both played for Cleveland in 1974 and 1975?
    Fritz and Cap Peterson
    Jim and Gaylord Perry
    Bob and Cliff Johnson
    Don and Wally Hood


8. These identical twins had anything but identical careers in the MLB. The older (by a matter of minutes) played only 3 years, hitting 0 home runs in 65 at-bats. The younger played 17 seasons for 7 different teams, though he is mostly identified as an Oakland A. He hit 462 home runs, but later would attribute those to his anabolic steroid use in his book "Juiced," where he also named several former teammates as steroid users. Who are these brothers that played for Oakland in 1990?
    Ozzie and Jose Canseco
    Carlos and Jose Gonzalez
    Jason and Jeremy Giambi
    Terry and Albert Belle


9. Early in their careers, it seemed like the older brother would have a more promising career, but that ended up not being the case. He made the 1990 All-Star game and finished with a 20-6 record that year with 12 complete games. Unfortunately, that was his only All-Star appearance. His younger brother made 8 All-Star games, won 3 Cy Youngs, and helped the Red Sox win the 2004 World Series. Who are these brothers, who both played for the Dodgers in 1992 and 1993, and the Red Sox in 1999 and 2000?
    Chris and Curt Schilling
    Mark and Derek Lowe
    Doug and Tim Wakefield
    Ramon and Pedro Martinez


10. The older of these brothers, Albert, only played 1 year for the Washington Senators and Brooklyn Bridegrooms in 1898. His younger brother John played 21 years, starting with the Louisville Colonels but mostly starring for the Pittsburgh Pirates. John amassed 3415 hits and a career .327 batting average, but never won the MVP. Who are these brothers, the younger of which was part of the first class into the Hall of Fame?
    Butts and Honus Wagner
    Elmer and Babe Ruth
    Herb and Ty Cobb
    Paul and Nat Lajoie


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