Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton hit his 100th career home run Friday night in the second inning of their 4-2 win over the Phillies. Later in the night his brother B.J. hit his 100th career home run as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Orioles 2-0.
“I just texted him, actually. He said he got his before mine. It’s all good, man,” B.J. Upton said after Friday’s game. “It’s good to do that on the same day.”
This marks the 13th time the brothers have homered on the same night. They both hit their 99th home run on July 20.
The Uptons are the sixth set of brothers to hit 100 home runs each, but the first to do it on the same night. Justin accomplished the feat in 2,809 plate appearances while B.J. did it in 3,823.
The other five brothers to hit 100 career homers: Roberto and Sandy Alomar, Aaron and Bret Boone, Clete and Ken Boyer, Joe and Vince DiMaggio, and Bob and Irish Meusel.