The name "Barry Bonds" is synonymous with baseball greatness.
Following in the footsteps of his late father, Bobby and godfather, Willie Mays,
Barry Bonds, the living legend and power hitter for the
San Francisco Giants has over 700 home runs - within striking range of
Babe Ruth for second place on the all-time home run list.
A dominant force in the game over the past 20 years, Barry
Bonds has crafted one of the finest careers the game has ever seen, a collection
of feats that has permanently etched his name into baseball history. From sports icon
to commercial spokesperson along with his philanthropic missions, Barry Bonds proves to be
one of the most recognizable sports figures in the country. It is his longevity as a
superstar and all-around greatness that will navigate his course to the Hall of Fame.
Barry Bonds' Baseball Achievements:
· 7 MVPs
· 13-time All Star
· 8 Gold Gloves
· 12 Silver Slugger Awards
· Third member of 700 Home Run Club
· Only member in 500/500 Club
· Single Season Home Run King (73)
· Two-time N.L. Batting Champion (2002, 2004)
· Player of the Decade for the 1990's by The Sporting News
· All-time Major League walks leader
· Set single-season walks (232) and intentional walks (120) record
· Set single-season OBP record (.609)
· Holds Major League record for consecutive seasons with 30-or-more HR, accomplishing this 13 times
A giant in the community
A devout family man, it was Barry Bonds' love and devotion to his
children that led him to launch the Bonds Family Foundation with the
goal to encourage, promote and fund programs designed to improve
educational achievements, standard of living and quality of life
for underprivileged youth in the Bay Area.
Prior to the 2002 Winter Games, Barry Bonds
participated in the Olympic Torch relay, carrying the torch through the
final portion of the San Francisco leg and lit the cauldron, which became
one of his proudest moments as an American.