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The Upton Brothers tie a record

Jun 25, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

B.J. Upton, Justin Upton

Last night both B.J. and Justin Upton homered in the Braves’ victory over the Astros. That was the fourth time they have done that as teammates and that ties a record.

The co-record holders: Jason and Jeremy Giambi and Vladimir and Wilton Guerrero. It’s a shame George Brett and his brother Ken didn’t share an NL team, as Ken Brett could hit. He had four in one season back in 1973. Oh well, I suppose the Royals are happy they didn’t share teams any more than they did. Why Ozzie and Jose Canseco never managed to do this is one of the great genetics questions of all time.

As for the Uptons: assuming B.J. doesn’t get himself DFA’d sometime soon — not the safest assumption I’d ever make but one that’s probably reasonable — they have a decent chance to claim the record for their own. And even if they don’t, I feel like they will eventually set the record for brothers striking out three times in a game together, if they don’t own it already.

  1. tbird05 - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Even a blind squirrel…

  2. aphillieated - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    Too much money for a BJ

  3. cameron poe - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    And here I was thinking they finally passed Bonnie and Clyde for most US dollars stolen by a duo!

    • johnnynewguy - Jun 27, 2014 at 12:37 AM

      Have you seen Justin Upton at all? BJ has been terrible but Justin is a stud.

  4. mazblast - Jun 25, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Too bad Tommie Aaron wasn’t very good.

    I’d have thought the Waner brothers would have a piece of that record, but they were more doubles hitters. The three Alou brothers were teammates only briefly, and only Felipe had much power anyways.

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