Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/25/13
From time to time Jordan Danks asks his brother John if he’s done any more “brother interviews.” Although it’s rare that two brothers find their way onto the same big-league team the Danks duo don’t figure to have anything new to say when asked about playing with each other for the umpteenth time. But that changed Sunday when Jordan hit a go-ahead home run in the fourth inning of a 5-2 White Sox win the first time in 58 years that a player homered in support of his brother. “I figured it had been a while probably but I didn’t know it had been 50-plus years” Jordan Danks said. “We’ve played together probably since we were 5-years old. That was the goal to one day play together in the big leagues and here we are. And I thought ‘How cool it would be to hit a home run one day when he was pitching?’ And sure enough it happened. It was very cool.” The feat last happened June 3 1955 when Billy Shantz homered in support of his brother Bobby who was on the mound for the Kansas City Athletics against Boston. "We don't take it for granted"said John Danks who started and got the win. “We know how special it is that we get to play together. We're enjoying every moment of it." The younger Danks’ homer gave the Sox the lead for good and a series win seen by 25960 at U.S. Cellular Field. His brother gave up up two runs on eight hits in six innings to beat former Cubs starter Matt Garza who gave up five runs (four earned) in seven. "I've warned him he better catch everything that comes his way and pick me up at the plate” John Danks joked. It was the first time Jordan homered for his brother in the big leagues but he seems to hit well with his brother on the mound.
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