Cleveland Indians: Father-son ties within Tribe’s roster

Cal Quantrill #47 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images)
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Cleveland Indians, Sandy Alomar Jr.
Sandy Alomar Jr. #15 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /

Sandy Alomar and Sandy Alomar Jr.

Moving to the coaching staff, Sandy Alomar and Sandy Alomar Jr. are one of the more well known father-son duos in the game. Obviously, the “junior” helps, plus the fact that there are two Alomar brothers in the game with Roberto Alomar as well.

Now the first base coach of the Tribe, Sandy Alomar Jr. was a solid catcher for the Tribe during his playing days. Making his major league debut in 1988 with the San Diego Padres, Alomar Jr. didn’t make his way to Cleveland until 1990, coming to Cleveland with Carlos Baerga and Chris James for Joe Carter.

In his first three seasons in Cleveland, Alomar saw three All-Star selections and repeated that trend for three consecutive seasons again from 1996 until 1998. Alomar Jr.’s playing career stretched 20 years, spending 11 seasons with the Tribe. In addition to Cleveland and San Diego, he made stops with the White Sox, Rockies, Rangers, Dodgers and Mets.

As for Sandy Alomar Sr., he debuted in 1964 and played until 1978 for a total of 15 seasons with six different teams. He began his career with the Milwaukee Braves, moved with them to Atlanta and then saw time with the Mets, White Sox, Angels, Yankees and Rangers having three teams in common with his son.

Alomar Sr. also had one All-Star selection in 1970, the first of two consecutive seasons when he appeared in all 162 games while leading the league in plate appearances both seasons as well.