We've reached the point where the sons of the two most notable hitters on the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series team are coming of age, and they appear to have inherited some of the power that their fathers had.
In the last week, both David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez's sons have hit tape-measure home runs:
It's unrealistic to think that either the younger Ortiz or Ramirez will top the production of their fathers, who combined for 1,096 career home runs. However, both are pretty solid varsity players.
Ortiz's son will turn 17 next month, and will graduate high school at the conclusion of the 2021-22 year. Currently a corner infielder, Ortiz is slashing .281/.414/.404 with two home runs and 19 RBIs this season for Westminster Christian High School in Miami, Florida.
Ramirez's son recently graduated from Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To this point, Ramirez hasn't committed to a specific collegiate program, although the power displayed in the home run above makes it relatively clear that his baseball career won't be ending at the high school level.