Colorado Rockies: The Phillies TV broadcast’s mistakes and snafus were aplenty this weekend
2) Jordan Sheffield and his family tree
Jordan Sheffield does have family in Major League Baseball. In fact, his brother, Justus, is a pitcher with the Seattle Mariners and they even pitched in the same game a few weeks ago in spring training.
However, he is not “the nephew of Gary Sheffield,” as Amaro mentioned on Saturday.
It literally takes 10 seconds to look up “Jordan Sheffield Gary Sheffield” on your favorite search engine. The first article that comes up for me is this one from 2018 from YES, the Yankees TV home (Justus was with the Yankees at the time). You go to the second paragraph and it says that Justus isn’t related to Gary, so Jordan wouldn’t be either.
Considering that they talked to Justus for the article, it’s probably good info. MLB.com also has an article on it too from 2018 and 2016 (when Justus was a prospect with Cleveland). Justus was asked point-blank about if he is asked if he is related to Gary Sheffield a lot and he said this.
"“All the time,” said Justus Sheffield. “I have baseball cards that say he’s my uncle. It’s just an old fairy tale … (T)here’s no relation.”"
There you go! Mystery solved.