Naylor Brothers Create MLB History with Simultaneous Multi-Run Homers
In an extraordinary feat, brothers Josh and Bo Naylor of the Cleveland Guardians etched their names into MLB history by hitting multi-run home runs in the same inning for the same team. The remarkable moment occurred during Friday’s game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field.
During the top of the third inning, Bo Naylor launched a powerful changeup from Rangers’ starter Jon Gray, sending the ball soaring 435 feet over the right field wall. His two-run homer put the Guardians ahead 2-0. Shortly after, with two outs in the inning, Josh Naylor stepped up and unleashed a two-run homer of his own to right field, extending Cleveland’s lead to 4-0.
This historic achievement makes Josh and Bo Naylor the first brothers in MLB history to accomplish such a feat for the same team in the same inning. Josh’s home run marked his 12th of the year, while Bo’s blast was his second.
Reflecting on the moment, Bo Naylor expressed his excitement, emphasizing how special and surreal it was to witness their shared dream become a reality. They had often talked and joked about the possibility, and seeing it unfold was an incredible experience for both brothers.
According to MLB’s Sarah Langs, the Naylor brothers join a select group of sibling pairs to hit home runs in the same inning for the same team since 1961. This list includes the Upton brothers (BJ and Justin) in 2013, the Ripken brothers (Billy and Cal) in 1990 and 1996, and the Aaron brothers (Tommie and Hank) in 1962. The most recent instance of brothers homering in the same game was when Kyle Seager and Corey Seager achieved the feat in 2020.
Although the Naylors’ historic night ended in a loss, with the Rangers securing a 12-4 victory, their extraordinary accomplishment will forever be remembered in the annals of MLB history.