The Aarons and the Uptons

Last night marked the first time in 51 years a player hit a walk-off homer in the same game that his brother homered.

On July 12, 1962, the Braves entered the 9th inning trailing the Cards 6-3. With one out, Tommie Aaron, pinch-hitting for Claude Raymond, went deep to close the gap to 2 runs. The Braves proceeded to load the bases for Bad Henry, who won the game with a homer to left.

Siblings have homered in the same inning six times, but before Saturday no pair of brothers had ever homered to tie and then win a game.

Thanks to Pepefreeus for bringing the knowledge.

 

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1 Comment on The Aarons and the Uptons

  1. pepefreeus // April 7, 2013 at 7:08 pm //

    Your colleague Mr. O’Brien put me on the trail by passing along the info from Elias about the ’62 game on his Twitter page. From there, I looked up Tommie’s homer log from ’62 to find the specific game.

    That team was pretty good (86-76), finishing 5th in a deep and competitive league.

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