Open Mic: Greatest Accomplishment in Sports

Ben WeixlmannSenior Writer IJune 21, 2008

Imagine the excitement that fills a baseball player's parent's body when their son captures a World Series title. Now imagine being Gladys Matta and Benjamin Molina. They have three sons playing major league baseball, and all three have won the sport's most elusive title.

Not to mention, they have all claimed the rings within the last six years. Bengie and Jose were members of the 2002 Anaheim Angels championship run, and brother Yadier was on the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals squad that won it all.

This may very well be the greatest family accomplishment in sports history. Many dream of winning a World Series title, but the entire Molina crew has accomplished that feat.

Although the Molinas have struggled to find their spot in the bigs at times, all three have started a decent portion of their respective team's game this season.

Jose, perhaps the least known of the three, was starting a good amount of games for the New York Yankees at catcher with Jorge Posada injured.

Yadier, the best defensive player of the three, suffered a concussion last week, but before that had started almost every game for the Redbirds, hitting .294 after a home run in his return on Friday night.

Bengie, the most talented offensively, is hitting .315 this year, despite being touted years ago as having "a great glove, no bat".

Never will there be another time when three brothers play the same professional sport, all playing the same position, to win a championship.

For my money, this is the greatest accomplishment in sports. Gladys and Benjamin must be awfully proud.

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