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Top Ten New York Mets Father-Son Duos in History: Fan's View

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There have been plenty of famous father-son baseball duos in MLB history, and several have ties to the New York Mets.

In no particular order, here's a look at the top father-son MLB baseball duos who have New York Mets ties:

1) Diego and David Segui: While Diego, the senior Segui, played a 15-year career that didn't include any service with the New York Mets, David, the younger Segui, played two mostly forgettable years with the squad in 1994 and 1995. David played in 125 games with the Mets, tallying 105 hits and 54 RBIs.

2) Hal and Brian McRae: Hal is mostly known for his stellar career with the Kansas City Royals and Cincinnati Reds, but Brian briefly played for the New York Mets in the late-90s. Brian put together a solid year for the Mets in 1998, where he slugged 21 homers and tallied 79 RBIs.

3) Gary Matthews and Gary Matthews Jr.: Gary Matthews played a 16-year career for five different teams in the 1970s and 80s, but his son, Gary Matthews Jr., served two brief stints with the Mets. Gary Matthews Jr. tallied a dismal .186 batting average in his 38 games played for the Mets.

4) Randy and Todd Hundley: Like father, like son. Both Hundley's were servicable catchers who had stellar big league careers. Todd Hundley put in nine seasons with the Mets before going to the Chicago Cubs. To this day, he ranks among the top five catchers in Mets' franchise history in several categories.

5) The Hairstons: There have been just three, three-generation MLB families in baseball history, and the Hairstons are one of them. Scott Hairston is currently on the New York Mets.

6) Ron and Ike Davis: Ron Davis spent four seasons with the New York Yankees, and Ike is the New York Mets' current first baseman.

7) Yogi and Dale Berra: Yogi Berra is one of the most legendary figures in New York baseball history. Yogi was a beloved New York Yankees slugger, but he also played one season with the New York Mets. He also served as New York Mets coach and manager in the mid-1970s.

8) Floyd and Brian Bannister: Brian Bannister earned two victories for the New York Mets in 2006, before being shipped off to the Kansas City Royals.

9) Felipe and Moises Alou: Moises Alou wrapped up his career with the New York Mets, where he hit .342 after his 40th birthday. He was a dominating hitter, but the problem was that he couldn't stay healthy during his time in New York.

10) The Alomars: Roberto Alomar was a legendary second baseman who played two high-quality seasons with the Mets in 2002 and 2003. Sandy Alomar Jr. and Sr. also both played briefly for the New York Mets.

Eric Holden is a lifelong New York Mets fan. Follow him on Twitter @ericholden.

Sources

http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/famous-mlb-father-son-duos-1.3765044#1, Newsday, Famous MLB father-sons in history

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