Twenty-year-old Ken Griffey Jr., center fielder for the Class A San Bernardino Spirit, teases his 38-year-old father, Ken Griffey Sr. of the Atlanta Braves, in this March 1988 photo. After watching his son launch a 400-foot, three-run home run to win the game for the Spirit, Griffey Sr. told Sports Illustrated, "It doesn't make sense for someone to have that much talent."
2 of 24Greg Foster/SI
NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson poses with his father, Gary, in May of 2003. After working most of his life as a truck driver, Gary was hired by his son to drive the team's motor coach to each Winston Cup event. "Driving for him means I get to go from track to track," Gary told SI. "I couldn't have stood to watch his races on television -- that would have driven me crazy."
3 of 24Robert Beck/SI
Sacramento Monarchs guard Kara Lawson poses with her father, William. When asked what personality traits she inherited from her dad, Kara told SI: "I'm not as stubborn as he is, but I am stubborn. I like to be the best at whatever I do."
4 of 24Joey Terrill/SI
Oakland A's pitcher Barry Zito and his father, Joe, in the A's dugout in June 2003, less than a year after Barry won the Cy Young Award. When asked how his dad has impacted his life, Barry told SI: "I can't put into words what he means to me. It's like asking, 'What do your two legs mean to you?'"
5 of 24Robert Beck/SI
T.J. Ford and his father, Leo, posed for SI two months after T.J. led Texas to the 2003 Final Four. Leo proudly spoke of his son's ability to overcome the odds: "When he was growing up, sometimes I felt sorry for him because most of his friends were bigger, but he was determined. He kept working and working until he found a way to beat them."
6 of 24Robert Beck/SI
Michelle Kwan takes a skate with her father, Danny, during a June 2003 SI photo shoot. Danny, who emigrated from China in 1971, joked to SI about the family having so little money that they once went to Sizzler for a Father's Day dinner. "It was a nice dinner but not really a nice restaurant."
7 of 24Greg Cava/SI
Twenty-nine-year-old Greg Maddux sits with his dad, David, during a 1995 SI interview. Greg, fresh off winning three consecutive Cy Young Awards, refused to pose in front of his Cy Young trophies, saying: "I've seen pictures like that. They always look so arrogant."
8 of 24Gary Bogdon/SI
Vijay Singh and his 13-year-old-son, Qass, take a breather during the Home Depot Father Son Challenge in December 2004.
9 of 24Fred Vuich/SI
Mike Furyk holds his granddaughter, Caleigh, as they celebrate Jim Furyk's Father's Day win at the 2003 U.S. Open. "This," Jim told SI after winning the tournament, "is a pretty perfect Father's Day."
10 of 24Bill Frakes/SI
The Manning family -- clockwise from top left: Archie, Eli, Payton and Cooper -- huddles up for a photo. Cooper, the eldest child, was forced to quit football during his freshman season at Mississippi when he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis. "If one of us had to lose football, I'm glad it was me," Cooper said in a November 2003 interview with SI. "When people ask why I don't play and my dad or one of my brothers is around, he's more uncomfortable with the question than I am."
11 of 24John Iacono/SI
Tedy Bruschi enjoys a relaxing moment with his two sons before the 2005 Super Bowl. After winning his third championship in four years, Bruschi suffered an offseason stroke, but he returned to the field for the Patriots' 2005 season.
12 of 24Michael J. Lebrecht II/SI
Jason Kidd prepares a meal for his wife, Joumana, son TJ, and twins Miah and Jazelle in this December 2001 photo.
13 of 24John Iacono/SI
A victorious Laila Ali poses with her father, the legendary Muhammad Ali, after she defeated Erin Toughill in Washington, D.C. When asked in a June 2002 SI interview what it would have been like to fight her father in his prime, Laila responded: "I would get my ass beat."
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Cal Ripken Jr. swims with his daughter, Rachel, in July 1995, six weeks before he would break Lou Gehrig's consecutive-games-played record. "I think kids are the secret to life," Ripken told SI. "Those who aren't parents are missing out on that secret."
15 of 24V.J. Lovero/SI
Roger Clemens relaxes at home with wife Debbie and sons Kody, Kory, Kacy and Koby before the 1997 season as the pitcher's then three Cy Young awards are displayed in the background. Koby was drafted in the eighth round of the 2005 MLB draft and hopes to one day catch a professional game pitched by his father.
16 of 24Bill Frakes/SI
Warren Sapp, all 278 pounds of him, holds tight to his football-sized daughter, Mercedes, in this February 1998 picture. Sapp's wife, JaMiko, spoke to SI about her husband: "There is a side that people don't see. He can be gentle and caring."
17 of 24Manny Millan/SI
Evander Holyfield plays catch with his 11-year-old son, Ewin, in April 1997. Holyfield lives in a 54,000-square-foot, 109-room Atlanta mansion with his wife and children.
18 of 24Bill Frakes/SI
Cris Carter unleashes a huge smile as his five-year-old daughter, Monterae, gives him a hug in this photo from May 2000.
19 of 24David E. Klutho/SI
Martin Brodeur's four sons joined him on the ice after the Devils won Game 7 of the 2003 Stanley Cup.
20 of 24John W. McDonough/SI
Bill Walton gives some pointers to his son, Luke, before a November 2004 game. In an interview with SI, Luke complained about his father's penchant for giving bad gifts: "I remember this one time, I had this heavy box. It was sitting under the Christmas tree for a while, so I was all excited. I opened it, and it was a big box of PowerBars."
21 of 24Manny Millan/SI
Calvin and Grant Hill photographed together in January 1993, when Grant was a junior at Duke. Despite being one of the best college basketball players in the country, Calvin pointed out in an SI interview that his son hasn't let success go to his head: "He's reluctant -- maybe too much so -- to stand out, to be perceived as better than others."
22 of 24Bill Frakes/SI
Baltimore Orioles utility infielder David Newhan and his father, Ross, share a moment during spring training in March 2005. The elder Newhan has been a baseball writer for three decades and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in August 2001.
23 of 24Manny Millan/SI
Jermaine O'Neal poses for a picture with his five-year-old daughter, Asija. "I believe in living my life the right way because I have a daughter and she looks up to me," O'Neal told SI last January. "And I have fans that look up to me."
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Florida State coach Bobby Bowden shakes hands with his son Tommy, coach of Clemson, at the start of one of their annual father-son Bowden Bowl matchups.
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