For the fifth time in a major league game on September 15, 1938, brothers homer in the same contest when Pirates teammates Lloyd and Paul Waner both go deep in the fifth inning of the Bucs’ 7-2 victory over New York at the Polo Grounds.
Although ‘Big and Little Poison’ have completed the deed twice before, they are the first siblings in history to hit the home runs in consecutive at-bats, a feat which will not be duplicated again until the Upton Brothers go back-to-back for the Braves in 2013.
Melvin Upton (also known as B. J.) has played with his brother, Justin Upton, as members of the Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres.
Melvin and Justin are the only two brothers in MLB history to be selected in the no. 1 and 2 slots of the draft (in separate years).
The Upton brothers are also the first brothers to make it into the 20–20 club (both have hit 20 home runs and have 20 stolen bases in a season).