Corey Seager was 4-for-5 with a home run in the Dodgers’ win earlier on Monday in Cincinnati, hitting his 22nd home run of the season. Not to be outdone, his brother Kyle Seager, the Mariners’ third baseman, hit a three-run home run against the Yankees on Monday night, his 24th of the season.
Monday is the third day of the season that Corey and Kyle have homered on the same day, joining May 17 and May 31.
I believe the Seager brothers are closing in on the most home runs achieved by two brothers in the same season.
I’m not talking about the combined total for both brothers, like say in 1962 when Milwaukee Braves teammates Hank Aaron (45) and Tommie Aaron (8) combined for 53 home runs. I’m looking for a number of home runs in the same season reached by both brothers.
The Seagers are at 22 at the moment, with six weeks remaining in the season. They stack up pretty well with the best brother duos I could find, ranked here by minimum home runs:
1) Aaron (26) & Bret (24) Boone, 2002
1) Bret (35) & Aaron (24) Boone, 2003
3) Justin (31) & B.J. (23) Upton, 2011
4) Kyle (24) & Corey (22) Seager, 2016
5) Bob (33) & Emil (21) Meusel, 1925
5) Joe (30) & Vince (21) DiMaggio, 1941
7) Lee (28) & Carlos (20) May, 1973
7) Jason (41) & Jeremy (20) Giambi, 2002
7) Marcus (21) & Brian (20) Giles, 2003
10) Stephen (21) & J.D. (19) Drew, 2008
11) Ken (24) & Clete (18) Boyer, 1962
11) Tony (36) & Billy (18) Conigliaro, 1970
Thanks to Bob Harkins for the Boone numbers, and thanks to Newk’s Pocket Square for Giles & Conigliaro.
I’m sure I am missing some set of brothers. Please let me know in the comments below if there is another power-hitting brother duo not seen here. But it seems the Seagers are poised to do some damage on this list for a few years.