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Fathers & Sons

The McRaes made major league history in Royals uniforms becoming the first father and son to play together on the same team during spring training in 1986. Dad was finishing his Royals Hall of Fame career, while son was the club's 1985 first round draft pick in his first spring camp as a player. In 1991 Hal would return to the Royals and became one of the few fathers to ever manage his son in the big leagues.- Royals

The McRaes made major league history in Royals uniforms becoming the first father and son to play together on the same team during spring training in 1986. Dad was finishing his Royals Hall of Fame career, while son was the club's 1985 first round draft pick in his first spring camp as a player. In 1991 Hal would return to the Royals and became one of the few fathers to ever manage his son in the big leagues. - Royals


Hal McRae was a member of Cincinnati's big red machine before being traded to Kansas City after the 1972 season. Mac is the only Royals player to lead the American League in RBI when he tallied 133 in 1982. - Royals

Brian McRae has the unique distinction of have played with his dad as a teammate and for his dad as a manager - both with the Royals. They played together during several spring trainings then Hal became Royals manager during Brian's second year in the big leagues (1991). - Royals


Like father (John Wathan). - Royals

Like son (Dusty Wathan). - Royals


Dusty Wathan's nine years of perseverance in the Minor Leagues was rewarded when he made his Major League debut with the Royals at the end of the 2002 season. - Royals

Dusty's sister Dina is also a big league member of the Royals. She works on the Royals media relations staff. - Royals


The Bannisters are mirror images on the mound, Floyd throws left and Brian right. Floyd was the overall first pick in the 1976 draft by the Astros and reached the big leagues the next year. He was traded from the White Sox to Kansas City for the 1988 season. Brian followed in his dad's footsteps coming to the Royals in a trade with the Mets in 2003. Though they had very different styles, both father and son posted seasons with double figure wins for the Royals. - Royals

Right-hander Brian Bannister was 12-9 with a 3.87 ERA for the 2007 Royals in his first year with Kansas City. His success placed him third in the 2007 American League Rookie of the Year voting. 

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Like father (Floyd Bannister). - Royals

Like son (Brian Bannister). - Getty Images