Steve Johnson is back in Baltimore, which means that the list of father-son combinations to have played at the major league level for the may soon grow longer.
First there was Bob Kennedy, the first player in modern O's history to hit a grand slam, and his son Terry, an All-Star catcher for the Birds in 1987.
Next was Dave Mays (1967-1970) and his son Derrick May (1999), then Don Buford (1968-1972) and his son Damon (1993-1995), followed by (four games in 2001) and Tim Raines Jr. (2001, 2003, 2004).
Future candidates besides include Steve Bumbry, son of Al (1972-1984), who was drafted by the Orioles in 2009; Toronto minor league pitchers , son of Doug (1998), as well as and his brother Jason, sons of Gary (1978-1975); and , son of Tim (1989-1994), who plays in the Boston system.
The list does not include the Ripkens because Cal Sr. played only in the team's farm system.