Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds
Barry Bonds 2006-05-08.jpg
Bonds in 2006
Left fielder
Born: (1964-07-24) July 24, 1964 (age 56)
Riverside, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 30, 1986, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 2007, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average.298
Home runs762
Runs batted in1,996
Stolen bases514
Career highlights and awards

MLB records

  • 762 career home runs
  • 73 home runs, single season
  • 2,558 career bases on balls
  • 232 bases on balls, single season
  • .609 on-base percentage, single season
  • .863 slugging percentage, single season
Representing  United States
Amateur World Series
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Cuba Team

Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964) is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants.[1] He received a record seven NL MVP awards, eight Gold Glove awards, a record 12 Silver Slugger awards, and 14 All-Star selections. He is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time.[2][3][4][5][6]

Bonds holds many MLB hitting records, including most career home runs (762), most home runs in a single season (73, set in 2001) and most career walks.[7] He led MLB in on-base plus slugging six times, and placed within the top five hitters in 12 of his 17 qualifying seasons.[8][9]

Bonds, a superb all-around baseball player, won eight Gold Glove awards for his defensive play in the outfield.[10] He stole 514 bases with his baserunning speed, becoming the first and only MLB player to date with at least 500 home runs and 500 stolen bases (no other player has even 400 of each).[11][12] He is ranked second in career Wins Above Replacement among all major league position players by both Fangraphs and, behind only Babe Ruth.[13][14]

However, Bonds led a controversial career, notably as a central figure in baseball's steroids scandal. In 2007, he was indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice for allegedly lying to the grand jury during the federal government's investigation of BALCO. The perjury charges against Bonds were dropped and an initial obstruction of justice conviction[15] was overturned in 2015.[16]

Bonds became eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013; he has not received the 75% of the vote needed to be elected, with his highest share of the vote coming in 2021 balloting, his ninth of ten years of eligibility, when he received 61.8%.[17][18] Some voters of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) have stated that they did not vote for Bonds because they believe he used performance-enhancing drugs.[19]

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  2. ^ Johnston, Joey (September 2004). "Barry Bonds: the best ever? Giants slugger will forever be compared to the greatest major league players and his numbers will rank him as the top performer of his era". Baseball Digest. Archived from the original on July 18, 2012. Retrieved June 20, 2008.
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  5. ^ "ESPN's Hall of 100 – Ranking the all-time greatest MLB players". Archived from the original on August 3, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  6. ^ "100 Greatest Baseball Players by The Sporting News: A Legendary List by Baseball Almanac". Archived from the original on August 29, 2019. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  7. ^ "Barry Bonds Stats |". Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  8. ^ "Year-by-Year Top-Tens Leaders &Records for On-Base Plus Slugging |". Archived from the original on November 16, 2018. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  9. ^ "Barry Bonds » Statistics » Batting | FanGraphs Baseball". Archived from the original on November 5, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  10. ^ "Barry Bonds; Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors". Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2014.
  11. ^ "Bonds charters 500-500 club". June 25, 2003. Archived from the original on March 24, 2019. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  12. ^ BBQ, Cespedes Family (January 22, 2019). "My favorite Barry Bonds stat is still that he's the only member of the 400 homer/400 steal club and the only member of the 500 homer/500 steal club". @CespedesBBQ. Archived from the original on April 9, 2019. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  13. ^ "Batting Leaders; Career". Archived from the original on January 16, 2015. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  14. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for Wins Above Replacement". Archived from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  15. ^ "Barry Bonds convicted of obstruction of justice in performance-enhancing-drugs case". Los Angeles Times. April 13, 2011. Archived from the original on April 28, 2011. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  16. ^ Egelko, Bob (April 22, 2014). "Appeals court overturns Barry Bonds's obstruction conviction". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on August 9, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2015.
  17. ^ Blinn, Michael (January 26, 2021). "Baseball Hall of Fame vote: Schilling, Bonds, Clemens come up short". New York Post. Archived from the original on January 26, 2021. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  18. ^ "Bonds climbs, still short of Hall of Fame=". Archived from the original on January 25, 2018. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  19. ^ Passan, Jeff (January 23, 2019). "Why Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens aren't getting into the Hall of Fame". ESPN. Archived from the original on June 16, 2020. Retrieved April 8, 2020.

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