Notable brothers in professional sports

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From Eli and Peyton Manning to Bengie, Jose and Yadier Molina, a look at brothers from the four major professional sports leagues in North America.

Chase and Travis d'Arnaud

Travis and Chase will play against one another

Travis and Chase will play against one another for the first time in the major leagues this week when the Mets visit the Philadelphia Phillies. Chase has played in parts of four-major league seasons but has yet to experience sustained success, while Travis has become a staple behind the plate for the Mets.

Eli and Peyton Manning

The brothers have played in six Super Bowls,
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The brothers have played in six Super Bowls, won four and have been selected to the Pro Bowl 18 times. The Mannings have played against each other on three separate occasions, and Peyton has won them all.

Tiki and Ronde Barber

Tiki (Giants) and Ronde (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), twins,
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Tiki (Giants) and Ronde (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), twins, both played for only one team in their careers. The brothers have a combined eight Pro Bowl and four first-team All-Pro selections, but Ronde achieved one accolade Tiki never did: a Super Bowl championship (XXXVII).

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Justin and Melvin Upton

Justin and Melvin are only the third set

Justin and Melvin are only the third set of brothers in major-league history to play with each other for different organizations in consecutive years (Lloyd and Paul Waner, Rick and Wes Ferrell). The Atlanta Braves signed Melvin and traded for Justin in 2013 before the organization traded both to the San Diego Padres in time for the 2015 season. Justin signed with the Detroit Tigers ahead of the 2016 season. The Padres traded Melvin to the Toronto Blue Jays on July 26, 2016, for a minor-leaguer.

Eric, Jared, Jordan and Marc Staal

Marc Staal is the current alternate captain for
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Marc Staal is the current alternate captain for the Rangers while Jordan is an alternate captain for the Carolina Hurricanes. Eric played nearly four seasons with Jordan in Carolina before being traded to the Rangers on Feb. 28, 2016, where he played 20 games with Marc. Eric is now a member of the Minnesota Wild. Jared played in two games for the 2012-13 Hurricanes alongside Eric and Jordan.

Brook and Robin Lopez

Brook has spent the entirety of his career
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Brook has spent the entirety of his career in the Nets' organization, while Robin is now on his fifth team, the Bulls. The twins both played two years for Stanford before entering the 2008 NBA Draft.

Roberto and Sandy Alomar

Roberto and Sandy were thrice teammates with the
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Roberto and Sandy were thrice teammates with the San Diego Padres (1988-89), Cleveland Indians (1999-2000) and Chicago White Sox (2004), becoming only the second pair of brothers to play together in the major leagues during three different decades. Roberto was inducted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011.

Bengie, Jose and Yadier Molina

The Molina brothers are among the most notable
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The Molina brothers are among the most notable catchers of the new millennium, and though Bengie and Jose are no longer active players, Yadier remains a presence with the St. Louis Cardinals. The trio has produced a combined 43.8 WAR, according to Fangraphs.

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Casey and Clay Matthews III

The Matthews are a football family, from father
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The Matthews are a football family, from father Clay Matthews Sr. to uncle Bruce Matthews. When Casey and Super Bowl XLV Champion Clay last played in 2014, Clay's Green Bay Packers decisively defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 53-20.

Pau and Marc Gasol

Pau and Marc have appeared in a combined
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Pau and Marc have appeared in a combined eight NBA All-Star games, and Pau has won two NBA Championships (2009-10). Both played for Spain's undefeated 2006 Fiba World Championship team.

Chris, Dan, Rob and Glenn Gronkowski

Chris and Rob were briefly teammates with the
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Chris and Rob were briefly teammates with the New England Patriots in 2011, and Glenn was briefly on the Pats' practice squad in 2016, but Rob is the only currently active brother in the NFL. Rob is a three-time All-Pro player and Super Bowl XLIX champion.

Miles, Mason and Marshall Plumlee

Miles and Mason, separated by only one year,
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Miles and Mason, separated by only one year, played three years together at Duke before both were first-round NBA draft selections in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Mason played his first two seasons with the Nets before joining the Portland Trail Blazers in 2015 while Miles currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks. Marshall (not pictured) made his NBA debut with the Knicks on Nov. 20, 2016.

Jeff and Jered Weaver

The Weavers were teammates for Jered's rookie season
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The Weavers were teammates for Jered's rookie season with the Los Angeles Angels in 2006, but never again overlapped. Jered has been a more valuable pitcher (36.4 WAR) compared to Jeff (14.1 WAR), according to Baseball-Reference, but Jeff won a World Series Championship with the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals.

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Cal and Billy Ripken

Cal is a World Series champion, 19-time All-Star,
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Cal is a World Series champion, 19-time All-Star, two-time American League MVP and set the MLB record for consecutive games played with 2,632. Billy played in parts of 12 major-league seasons, six of which were with the Baltimore Orioles alongside Cal.

Dom, Joe and Vince DiMaggio

All three DiMaggios played a minimum of 10

All three DiMaggios played a minimum of 10 major-league seasons, including Dom and Joe, both of whom missed three seasons to serve the United States during World War II. Joe, the Hall of Fame Yankee, was named an All-Star in each of his 13 MLB seasons.

Josh and Luke McCown

The McCowns, Josh (13 seasons) and Luke (10

The McCowns, Josh (13 seasons) and Luke (10 seasons) have shown tremendous staying power as NFL backups. Neither quarterback has started more than 11 games in a season, but both have opporunities in 2015 to see a good amount of playing time with the Cleveland Browns and New Orleans Saints, respectively.

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