B.J. Upton and Justin Upton have become the sixth pair of brothers to reach the 100-home run plateau. The cool part is that they each cracked their 100th career dinger on the same night.
Justin Upton took Philadelphia's Kyle Kendrick deep in the second inning on Friday night, giving him his 100th career home run. Then, less than an hour later, B.J. Upton went yard off Baltimore's Tommy Hunter in the fourth inning for his 100th.
B.J., who plays for the Rays, is almost three years Justin's elder at age 27. There's no doubt each possesses immense talent, although with two All-Star Games to his credit in six seasons, Justin (who plays for the Diamondbacks) is more decorated at this point.
This isn't the first time the two have decided to one-up each other on the same night. They've gone deep on the same night 13 times in their careers, including 10 times since the start of 2011.
The Uptons join Joe and Vince DiMaggio, Sandy and Roberto Alomar, Clete and Ken Boyer, Bret and Aaron Boone and Bob and Irish Muesel as brothers who have each hit 100 career home runs.