Bradley Zimmer hit a homer off his brother Kyle Zimmer.— MLB (@MLB) September 27, 2021
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All Humboldt Crabs are brothers but not all brothers are good enough to be Humboldt Crabs.
Former Crab and current pro for Cleveland’s MLB team Bradley Zimmer hit a solo home run against his brother, Kansas City Royals pitcher Kyle Zimmer this afternoon.
Both brothers played their college ball at the University of San Francisco. But unlike his older brother, 28-year-old Bradley Zimmer spent his college offseason playing outfield for your Humboldt Crabs in 2012.
That same year, Kyle Zimmer was taken fifth overall in the 2012 MLB Draft. In 2014 Bradley Zimmer was drafted 21st overall in the MLB Draft, but beat his brother to the pros and saw his first big-league action in 2017. Kyle Zimmer was eventually called up by the Royals in 2019.
This wasn’t the duo’s first time facing off in the MLB, but Bradley Zimmer got the best of his bro this afternoon and helped lead Cleveland to an 8-3 victory.
Zimmer roughhousing with his brother on the field in August. | MLB
This year, Bradley Zimmer has a .228 batting average with 8 home runs, 31 RBIs, 42 runs and 13 stolen bases in 94 games played for Cleveland. His brother, meanwhile, has a record of 4-1, with a 5.12 ERA, 44 strikeouts and 2 saves in 50 games with the Royals.
The home run was Kyle Zimmer’s seventh surrendered home run of the season.