Two red-headed pitchers, both named Brady Feigl, take DNA test to see if they're related

Published 11:15 am PST, Thursday, February 21, 2019

Brady Feigl, a ballplayer for the Single-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s, stands at 6-foot-4 and has a signature red beard.

Don’t mistake him for Brady Feigl, a ballplayer for the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A club, who also stands at 6-foot-4 and has a signature red beard.

It’s an odd scenario, not just because of the name: The two players look remarkably similar, not to mention the fact that it’s wildly coincidental that both pursued careers in professional baseball for pitching positions.

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And yet, the two only just met last November, when Inside Edition convinced them to take a DNA test to find out if they had any relation to each other.

“When I was younger I went to Ellis Island and we looked up Feigl and it said they came through from Germany, which I thought was pretty interesting,” said the Rangers minor leaguer. “I know I’m a majority German, but I’m curious to kind of find out what else.”

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As the DNA test concluded, the two aren’t actually related, but they are both exactly 53 percent German and a little bit Irish.

Said the Oakland-affiliated Feigl, “We’re always going to be Brady Feigl.”

See the video of the Feigls getting the results of their test at Yahoo.

Alyssa Pereira is an SFGATE staff writer. Email her at or find her on Twitter at @alyspereira.

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