Fathers and Sons by the numbers
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Adam LaRoche is one of 27 sons of former major-leaguers expected to be on opening day rosters around the majors:FatherSonSandy AlomarSandy Alomar Jr., MetsFelipe AlouMoises Alou, MetsTony ArmasTony Armas, PiratesJesse BarfieldJosh Barfield, IndiansBobby BondsBarry Bonds, GiantsBob BooneAaron Boone, MarlinsEd CrosbyBobby Crosby, A'sJose CruzJose Cruz Jr., PadresJerry DaVanonJeff DaVanon, DiamondbacksDave DuncanChris Duncan, CardinalsBill FaheyBrandon Fahey, OriolesCecil FielderPrince Fielder, BrewersKen GriffeyKen Griffey Jr., RedsSteve GrilliJason Grilli, TigersTony GwynnTony Gwynn Jr., BrewersJerry HairstonJerry Hairston Jr., RangersFred KendallJason Kendall, A'sDave LaRocheAdam LaRoche, PiratesGary MatthewsGary Matthews Jr., AngelsJoe NiekroLance Niekro, GiantsBob OliverDarren Oliver, AngelsTony PenaTony Pena, RoyalsChris SpeierJustin Speier, AngelsEd SpiezioScott Spiezio, CardinalsSteve SwisherNick Swisher, A'sGary WardDaryle Ward, CubsClyde WrightJaret Wright, YankeesSource:
Baseball Almanac, mlb.com
Dave LaRoche pitched for five teams from 1970-83:
Teams: Angels, Twins, Cubs, Indians, Yankees.
Career notes: Enjoyed best season in 1978 with Angels, going 10-9 with 25 saves and a 2.81 ERA. ... Served up Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson's final home run April 19, 1977 -- a winning three-run shot in the 10th inning. ... He made All-Star teams in 1976 and '77. ... Pitching for Angels when Adam was born in 1979.
First Published April 1, 2007 12:00 am