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After his father comes up a little short, Johnny Monell Jr. reaches the majors

Sep 6, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

Johnny Monell AP

We’re not going to tell the story here: head on over to for Andrew Baggarly’s feature on Johnny Monell Jr., who was just called up by the Giants, and Johnny Monell Sr., who played professional baseball for 17 years without ever reaching the majors.

If you need more incentive, there’s a Hector Villanueva segment. Just go read it already.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Sep 6, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    I feel like you have given me all the pertinent information.

    No need to go poring over superfluous material.

    • historiophiliac - Sep 6, 2013 at 9:02 PM

      You just don’t want to cry, you chicken.

      • tfbuckfutter - Sep 6, 2013 at 9:40 PM

        Guy outperforms dad.

        I don’t need feelings and baby pictures to paint more of a picture.

        Unless there is some Jimmy Piersall stuff mixed in there.

        IS there some Jimmy Piersall stuff? Because I might read it then. But only the Jimmy Piersallish parts.

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