Barry Bonds Biography

Barry Bonds Biography
Barry Bonds (born July 24, 1964) is a professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants. He was born in Riverside, California.

Biography

 
Teammate Shawon Dunston, speaking of Barry Bonds in the June 5, 2000 issue of Sports Illustrated, said of Bonds: "He's not going to hit 70 homers, but he believes he can. That's frightening." The very next year, Bonds set the single season home run record, hitting 73 (breaking the record of 70, set by Mark McGwire in 1998). Some analysts consider Bonds's 2001 season to be among the greatest hitting seasons in baseball history; in addition to the home run record, Bonds also set single-season marks for bases on balls with 177 (breaking the previous record of 170, set by Babe Ruth in 1923, before breaking his own record in 2002 with 198 BB) and slugging percentage with .863 (breaking the mark of .847 set by Ruth in 1920). Bonds also tied the National League record for most extra base hits in a season (107, also accomplished by Chuck Klein in 1930). In 2002, Bonds also won the National League batting title with a .370 average and set a Major League record with a .582 on-base percentage (breaking Ted Williams' record of .551, set in 1941). He became the oldest player to win a batting title for the first time in a career.

Barry Bonds began his Major League career in 1986 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He joined the San Francisco Giants in 1993.

Barry Bonds has been voted the National League's Most Valuable Player six times, in 1990, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2002, and 2003. He is the first player in MLB history to be MVP in three consecutive years, and no other player has won the award more than three times. He was second in the voting for that award twice: in 1991 to Terry Pendleton of the Atlanta Braves, and in 2000 to teammate Jeff Kent. During the 2002 season, Bonds became the fourth man to hit 600 home runs and he ended the season with 613, fourth on the all-time list. He also hit .370, to win his first batting title, and drew 198 walks, beating his own record -- feats which saw him unanimously voted the 2002 MVP.
 
 

Barry Bonds has won eight Gold Glove awards as an outfielder, which is the third most ever for that position. He has been named to 12 National League All-Star teams: 1990, 1992-1998, 2000-2003.

His father, Bobby Bonds, was also a professional baseball player. Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays is his godfather. Another Baseball Hall of Famer, Reggie Jackson, is his cousin.

Barry Bonds became the first ever 400-400 player (400 home runs and 400 stolen bases) on August 23, 1998, when he hit home run number 400 off of Florida's Kirt Ojala. He stole his 400th base on July 26, 1997 against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Candlestick Park. On June 23, 2003, Bonds recorded his 500th stolen base in the eleventh inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Pacific Bell Park. Bonds later scored the winning run. By chance, his ailing father Bobby was in attendance that night. With 633 career home runs at the time, Bonds became the first 500-500 player in baseball history, already the only member of the 400-400 club. Bonds logged his 650th career home run on August 12, 2003.

Barry Bonds also has the 2nd- and 3rd-highest single-season intentional walk totals, with 68 in 2002 and 61 in 2003. He has been the league leader in the category for 13 of the past 14 seasons.

Barry Bonds holds almost every major league record in existence for intentional walks with four in a nine-inning game (2004), 120 in a season (2004) and 604 in his career (more than the next two players on the all-time list, Hank Aaron and Willie McCovey, combined). Bonds, a prolific home run hitter, is an easy candidate for the intentional walk. In the first month of the 2004 season, Bonds drew 43 walks, 22 of them intentional. He broke his previous record of 68 intentional walks, set in 2002, on July 10, 2004 in his last appearance before the All-Star break. On May 28, 1998, Bonds became one of only four players in major league history to be intentionally walked with the bases loaded, when the Arizona Diamondbacks elected to give up a run and face catcher Brent Mayne instead.

On September 17, 2004, Bonds hit his 700th home run off San Diego Padres pitcher Jake Peavy in San Francisco and became only the third man to achieve the 700 home run plateau.

Career Statistics (as of September 29, 2005)

  Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1986 21 PIT NL 113  413   72   92  26  3  16   48  36  7  65 102  .223  .330  .416  172   2   2   2   2   4
 1987 22 PIT NL 150  551   99  144  34  9  25   59  32 10  54  88  .261  .329  .492  271   0   3   3   3   4
 1988 23 PIT NL 144  538   97  152  30  5  24   58  17 11  72  82  .283  .368  .491  264   0   2  14   2   3
 1989 24 PIT NL 159  580   96  144  34  6  19   58  32 10  93  93  .248  .351  .426  247   1   4  22   1   9
 1990 25 PIT NL 151  519  104  156  32  3  33  114  52 13  93  83  .301  .406  .565  293   0   6  15   3   8
 1991 26 PIT NL 153  510   95  149  28  5  25  116  43 13 107  73  .292  .410  .514  262   0  13  25   4   8
 1992 27 PIT NL 140  473  109  147  36  5  34  103  39  8 127  69  .311  .456  .624  295   0   7  32   5   9
 1993 28 SFG NL 159  539  129  181  38  4  46  123  29 12 126  79  .336  .458  .677  365   0   7  43   2  11
 1994 29 SFG NL 112  391   89  122  18  1  37   81  29  9  74  43  .312  .426  .647  253   0   3  18   6   3
 1995 30 SFG NL 144  506  109  149  30  7  33  104  31 10 120  83  .294  .431  .577  292   0   4  22   5  12
 1996 31 SFG NL 158  517  122  159  27  3  42  129  40  7 151  76  .308  .461  .615  318   0   6  30   1  11
 1997 32 SFG NL 159  532  123  155  26  5  40  101  37  8 145  87  .291  .446  .585  311   0   5  34   8  13
 1998 33 SFG NL 156  552  120  167  44  7  37  122  28 12 130  92  .303  .438  .609  336   1   6  29   8  15
 1999 34 SFG NL 102  355   91   93  20  2  34   83  15  2  73  62  .262  .389  .617  219   0   3   9   3   6
 2000 35 SFG NL 143  480  129  147  28  4  49  106  11  3 117  77  .306  .440  .688  330   0   7  22   3   6
 2001 36 SFG NL 153  476  129  156  32  2  73  137  13  3 177  93  .328  .515  .863  411   0   2  35   9   5
 2002 37 SFG NL 143  403  117  149  31  2  46  110   9  2 198  47  .370  .582  .799  322   0   2  68   9   4
 2003 38 SFG NL 130  390  111  133  22  1  45   90   7  0 148  58  .341  .529  .749  292   0   2  61  10   7
 2004 39 SFG NL 147  373  129  135  27  3  45  101   6  1 232  41  .362  .609  .812  303   0   3 120   9   5
 2005 40 SFG NL  14   42    8   12   1  0   5   10   0  0   9   6  .286  .404  .667   28   0   1   3   0   0
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 20 Seasons         9140      2742     77     1853    141    1434  .300  .442  .611        4  88 607  93 143
               2730      2078      564    708      506   2311                       5584
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 162 Game Avg        542  123  163  33  5  42  110  30  8 137  85  .300  .442  .611  331   0   5  36   6   8
 Career High    159  580  129  181  44  9  73  137  52 13 232 102  .370  .609  .863  411   2  13 120  10  15
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 




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