Special Report

26 Greatest Families in Pro Sports

It should come as no surprise that many children of pro athletes go on to become pro athletes themselves. In addition to inheriting such qualities as strength, speed, and height, many get the drive to train hard and absorb the love of the game from their parents.

Often, brothers will be cut from the same cloth as well. Sibling rivalry can push gifted athletes to work hard and become professional-quality players. There are numerous instances of brothers playing pro sports — sometimes for the same team.

Family members playing together can make for great human interest stories in sports. Ken Griffey Jr. and his father, Ken Griffey Sr. once hit back-to-back home runs while playing with the Seattle Mariners. Maurice Richard won five Stanley Cups with his little brother Henri as players with the Montreal Canadiens in the 1950s.

24/7 Wall St. reviewed media sources, including the Sports Reference family of sites, to determine the greatest families in professional sports history.

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