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There are several brothers, one a catcher and the other a pitcher, who were teammates. Some even formed an actual battery in a game at least once in their careers although not necessarily for each season that they were together.

Contributing SABR Members: Wayne McElreavy, Lyle Spatz

 
 
  Team Pitcher Catcher Games  Notes Actual
AL       P C   Battery?
1912 NY Tommy Thompson Homer Thompson 7 1 Homer's game was 10/5; Tommy did not play. No
1929 Bos Milt Gaston Alex Gaston 39 49   Yes
1934 Bos Wes Ferrell Rick Ferrell 26 128 Were battery in Newsom no-hitter Sept 18 Yes
1935 Bos Wes Ferrell Rick Ferrell 41 131 Maybe
1936 Bos Wes Ferrell Rick Ferrell 39 121 Maybe
1937 Bos Wes Ferrell Rick Ferrell 12 18 4/20/1937 for sure Yes
1937 Was Wes Ferrell Rick Ferrell 25 84 Maybe
1938 Was Wes Ferrell Rick Ferrell 26 131   Maybe
1954 Phi Bobby Shantz Billy Shantz 2 51 Not in same game per 1960 TSN article No
1955 KC Bobby Shantz Billy Shantz 23 78 1st game together 4/14 per 1960 TSN article Yes
1960 NY Bobby Shantz Billy Shantz 42 1 Billy caught part of 1 game; Bobby did not pitch in game No
NL
1877 Bos Will White Deacon White 3 7 7/20/1877 Will's ML debut & Deacon caught entire game Yes
1878 Cin Will White Deacon White 52 48 Team played 61 games  Yes
1879 Cin Will White Deacon White 76 59   Maybe
1885 Buf Pete Wood Fred Wood 24 1 9/30/1885 Fred's only game; Pete started Yes
1891 NY John Ewing Buck Ewing 33 6   Maybe
1902 StL Mike O'Neill Jack O'Neill 36 59 4/24/1902 Mike's first start & Jack caught entire game Yes
1903 StL Mike O'Neill Jack O'Neill 19 74   Maybe
1914 Bos Lefty Tyler Fred Tyler 38 6 Lefty last pitched 10/2; Fred debuted 10/3 No
1940 StL Mort Cooper Walker Cooper 38 6 9/25/1940 Mort Cooper's debut Yes
1941 StL Mort Cooper Walker Cooper 29 63 Maybe
1942 StL Mort Cooper Walker Cooper 37 115 Also battery in WS & ASG Yes
1943 StL Mort Cooper Walker Cooper 37 112 Also battery in WS & ASG Yes
1944 StL Mort Cooper Walker Cooper 34 97 Also battery in WS    Yes
1945 StL Mort Cooper Walker Cooper 4 4 Walker Drafted before Mort rejoined team No
1947 NY Mort Cooper Walker Cooper 8 132   Maybe
1941 Cin Elmer Riddle Johnny Riddle 33 10   Maybe
1944 Cin Elmer Riddle Johnny Riddle 4 1 Maybe
1945 Cin Elmer Riddle Johnny Riddle 12 23 Maybe
1948 Pit Elmer Riddle Johnny Riddle 28 10 Both finished 9/11 game Yes
1959 Cin Jim Bailey Ed Bailey 3 117 1st game together 9/10  Yes
1959 LA Larry Sherry Norm Sherry 23 2 Not in same game per 1960 TSN article No
1960 LA Larry Sherry Norm Sherry 57 44 1st game together 5/7 per 1960 TSN article Yes
1961 LA Larry Sherry Norm Sherry 53 45 8/30/1961 for sure Yes
1962 LA Larry Sherry Norm Sherry 58 34   Yes
Other
1884 RicAA Ed Dugan Bill Dugan 20 9   Yes
1886 BalAA Dick Conway Bill Conway 9 7 8/22/1886 Pitcher went distance Yes
1890 NYP John Ewing Buck Ewing 35 81   Yes
 
 


BROTHER BATTERY FACTS

Battery Brothers Walker Cooper and Mort Cooper (STL-N) formed the Only World Series Brother Battery in 1942, 1943, and 1944. Additionally, they are the only All-Star Game brother batteries when they appeared in 1942 and 1943.

Source: Wayne McElreavy, Member of SABR