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kentx12 wrote:Bukoski77 and Brokentusk9, better watch out you might make eftda
mad then he will say bad things about both of you like he says about me. Have you both not discovered that he has no opinion except his.
Is 4th member of exclusive 600 Home Run club, joining Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays, with 613 career clouts...has won unprecedented 5 National League Most Valuable Player Awards (1990, '92, '93, '01 and '02), with no other player winning more than 3...single season Home Run King added 1st career batting title in 2002, posting .370 mark to become only 4th Giant to lead league in hitting (Larry Doyle, 1915, .320; Bill Terry, 1930, .401 and Mays, 1954, .345)...also set single-season on-base pct. record in 2002, logging .582 mark to break Ted Williams' 1941 record of .551...posted historic 2001 campaign in which he broke 5 ML records, including single-season HR mark, hitting 73 clouts to break Mark McGwire's standard of 70 in 1998...signed 5-year contract with Giants Jan. 14, 2002, thus insuring future Hall of Famer will close his career in Giants uniform...also signed 10-year personal services contract with club that kicks in at conclusion of current player contract...11-time All-Star and 8-time Rawlings Gold Glove winner was named Player of Decade for 1990s by The Sporting News...owns NL record for consecutive seasons with 30-or-more HR, accomplishing feat 11 times...Jimmie Foxx owns ML mark, reaching 30-HR plateau 12 straight years (1929-40)...shares NL record for most 100-RBI seasons with Hank Aaron, registering his 11th in 2002...Ruth, Foxx and Lou Gehrig hold ML standard with 13...is only member of 400-400 club (HRs-SBs), having also stolen 493 bags in career (37th on All-time ML list)...only 3 other players have even reached 300-300 barrier: Willie Mays (660 HRs, 338 SBs), Andre Dawson (436 HRs, 314 SBs) and his father Bobby Bonds (332 HRs, 461 SBs)...has hit 40-or-more HRs in 6 different seasons, all with Giants (1993 - 46, 1996 - 42, 1997 - 40, 2000 - 49, 2001 - 73 and 2002 - 46)...became 1st player in franchise history to hit 40 or more clouts in 3-straight seasons with his 46-homer output in 2002...campaign also marked just 20th time Giant has hit 40 or more homers in year, with only Mays accomplishing feat more than 4 times (also 6 seasons)...became only 2nd member of 40-40 club and only National Leaguer to accomplish feat after clubbing 42 home runs and stealing 40 bases in 1996...Oakland's Jose Canseco in 1988 and Seattle's Alex Rodriguez in 1998 are only other members of club...with 40 HR and 37 stolen bases in 1997, became 1st player in Major League history to compile at least 40 home runs and 30 stolen bases in 2 different seasons...has reached 30-30 plateau 5 times in career (1990, '92, '95, '96 and '97), joining his father Bobby (1969, '73, '75, '77 and '78) as only 5-time 30-30 men in ML history...only 6 other ML players have accomplished feat more than once: Mays, Howard Johnson, Sammy Sosa, Ron Gant, Jeff Bagwell and Raul Mondesi (all twice)...has hit 20-or-more HRs in season 15 times...ML record for 20-HR seasons is 20 by Aaron...Barry and his father, Bobby (332 HRs), represent the ultimate show of power and speed in father-son pair, holding ML mark for HRs by father-son combo with 945...pair also holds same distinction for stolen bases with 954 thefts combined (Bobby 461, Barry 493)...with combined 2,676 RBI, Barry (1,652) and Bobby (1,024) are also tops for father-son runs driven in...holds Major League record with 423 intentional walks on career, surpassing home run king Hank Aaron (293) in 1999...has 61 multi-homer games to rank 5th in category on all-time list...only players with more multi-HR efforts are Ruth (72), McGwire (67), Mays (63) and Aaron (62)...has reached base safely in 177 of his last 184 games (96.2%) dating back to 2001...included was 58-game streak in which he reached base safely in each contest from Aug. 15, 2001-April 20, 2002...for his career, has played for playoff contending teams in 9 of his 17 seasons...during regular season in Sept. and Oct. of those 9 years, has hit combined .332 (266-for-801) with 77 HRs and 200 RBI...has played 1,429 contests in Giants uniform, which is 4th most on SF games list...he trails only Willie McCovey (2,256), Willie Mays (2,095) and Jim Davenport (1,501) in SF annals...was 1 of only 2 players in majors to hit at least 20 homers in each year during 1990's, matching former Giant Matt Williams...collected 2,000th hit in 1999, becoming just 210th player in ML history and 47th to have worn Giants uniform to reach milestone...is only 25th player in ML history to amass 2,000 hits and 400 home runs in career...has homered in 28 big league parks, marking each ML park he has played in (during regular season)...in fan balloting during 1999 season, was named left fielder on San Francisco Giants All-Time team...was also named left fielder on 1990's All-Decade team in balloting among local media...was originally drafted by SF in 2nd round of 1982 draft, but elected to attend Arizona State.
A Giant in the Community:
In association with The United Way of the Bay Area, has formed Bonds Family Foundation with the goal to encourage, promote and fund programs designed to improve educational achievements, standard of living and quality of life conditions for African-American youth within Bay Area community, with an emphasis on programs that use interactive technology-based solutions...continued his quest to help children as Family Foundation began "Link 'n Learn" program to connect parents, children, schools and neighborhoods with tutoring services and interactive educational technology...Link 'n Learn program benefits over 1,500 children from grades 1-4 in selected low-income communities in San Francisco Bay Area by using interactive educational technology and high quality tutoring programs to enhance school-parent involvement and increase the learning experience of an at-risk child...was honored by Cedars-Sinai Hospital Sports Spectacular and helped raise money for Medical Genetics Birth-Defects Center at hospital...taped public service announcement for RADD (Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving) for their 2002 campaign...participated in Kyle Petty Charity Ride, which raises money for outdoor camps for children with life-threatening or chronic illnesses...donated $100,000 to United Way for families of victims from Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, giving $10,000 per HR following tragedy...along with Cal Ripken and Alex Rodriguez, is national spokesperson for Baseball Tomorrow Fund...appeared in public service announcements designed to promote and enhance growth of youth baseball...under auspices of Bonds Family Foundation, he spearheaded bone marrow campaign, 6-year drive to register African Americans and raise funds for families whose loved ones have leukemia or related blood disorders...as board member of San Francisco United Way, has done public service announcement about campaign, featuring his special teenage friend, Anthony "Lee" Franklin, a near straight-A student and star shortstop/pitcher on Oakland's 1996 Babe Ruth League national championship team, who was diagnosed with leukemia...in 1999 established scholarship fund at alma mater Serra (San Mateo, CA) High School for an African American student based on academic and athletic achievement as well as community service...participated in 1998 Christmas in April which renovated home for autistic children, providing security system and digitial satellite system...beginning in 1997, Family Foundation started "Bridge to the Future" campaign which equipped 350 after-school centers and 7,000 family homes with Sony CD ROM Play Stations featuring Lightspan Learning Software...has appeared on billboard for California Police Activities League's "Stop Youth Violence" campaign...was honored at special tribute dinner in November 1996 by the Adopt-A-Special Kid organization after having donated $100,000 to AASK since 1993...San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown also proclaimed that day as "Barry Bonds Day" in San Francisco...during seasons at Candlestick, purchased 50 bleacher seats per game for 42 dates during summer vacation months of June, July and August establishing "The Bonds Squad," section for "Make-a-Family" program...in addition, has pledged $10,000 each year to AASK and $100 for each home run, stolen base and RBI each season...was honored in 1995 by Cardiac Arrhythmias Research and Education Foundation for his work with young athletes and his interest in combating sudden cardiac deaths...also in 1994, helped raise another $12,500 for AASK by co-hosting celebrity baseball game ("Field of Dreams") with singer Michael Bolton...in 1993, also co-hosted Thanksgiving special on Prime Network to help raise funds for fire victims of Southern California...autographed baseballs and bats which were donated to United Way to further help fire victims.
Has won unprecedented 5 National League Most Valuable Player Awards (1990, '92, '93, '01 and '02), with no player winning more than 3...is 1 of only 6 athletes in 4 major professional sports (baseball, basketball, football and hockey) to win 5 MVP Awards, joining NBA's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (6), Michael Jordan (5) and Bill Russell (5) as well as NHL's Wayne Gretzky (9) and Gordie Howe (6)...was unanimous choice in 2002, as he was listed 1st on all 32 ballots submitted to score perfect 448 points...is 1st player in MLB history to win consecutive MVPs 2 different times in his career (1992-93 and 2001-02)...is already 5th National Leaguer and 11th player overall to win MVP awards in successive seasons (previous player: Frank Thomas in 1993-94)...is 1st Giants player to win award 3 times, as Carl Hubbell (1933 and '36) and Willie Mays (1954 and '65) are only players in franchise history to garner MVP twice...with 2002 award, became 2nd oldest MVP at age 38...only Willie Stargell was older, winning as 39-year-old in 1979...seized his place in ML record book in 1993 by becoming 1st player ever to win league Most Valuable Player Award (BBWAA) for 3rd time in 4 seasons when he garnered 24 1st-place votes and 372 points en route to NL trophy...joined Jimmie Foxx ('32, '33 and '38), Joe DiMaggio ('39, '41 and '47), Stan Musial ('43, '46 and '48), Roy Campanella ('51, '53 and '55), Yogi Berra ('51, '54 and '55), Mickey Mantle ('56, '57 and '62) and Mike Schmidt ('80, '81 and '86) as 1 of only 8 players in baseball history to win MVP award 3 times...previously named MVP with Pittsburgh in 1990 and 1992, barely losing out to Terry Pendleton in '91 (274-259)...if 2 voters had reversed their votes for 1st and 2nd that year, Bonds would have won 4 awards in a row.
Player of 1990s:
Was named Player of Decade for 1990s by The Sporting News...hit .302 (1,478-for-4,894) with 1,091 runs scored, 299 2Bs, 42 3Bs, 361 HRs, 1,076 RBI and 343 in 1,434 games during 1990s...past Player of Decade winners include: Stan Musial (1946-55), Ted Williams (1950-59), Willie Mays (1960-69), Pete Rose (1970-79) and Mike Schmidt (1980-89)...was only player in either league to receive MVP points in each year during 1990s...finished 3rd in decade for HRs, behind Mark McGwire (405) and Ken Griffey, Jr. (382)...also logged 3rd highest RBI total in 1990s, trailing only Albert Belle (1,099) and Griffey, Jr. (1,091)...won 8 Gold Gloves in left field...only Griffey, Jr. (10) and Greg Maddux (10) had more, at any position.
Former Giants' great and hitting coach Bobby Bonds is his father...he and his father hold all-time father-son HR record with 899 (Bobby 332/Barry 567)...Bobby played 14 years in Majors, including 7 with Giants (1968-74)...Barry and Bobby are 2 of only 8 players in ML history to enjoy multiple 30-HR, 30-steal seasons...senior and junior Bonds are only players ever to hit 30 HRs and steal 30 bases 5 times during a career...2 have also accounted for 11 Gold Glove awards (Barry 8, Bobby 3)...by age of 4, Barry was regular visitor to Candlestick Park, as his mother, Pat, would drive him and his brother, Rickey (now 32), to stadium on game days and they would play catch with Barry's godfather, future Hall-of-Famer Willie Mays...Bonds children would also shag flies and run around clubhouse...his father attended Barry's games at San Carlos (CA) Little League and later at Serra High, but he seldom sat in stands for fear of stealing crowd's attention, instead parking his car behind some trees.
Graduated from Serra (San Mateo, CA) High School in 1982...starred in baseball, basketball and football at Serra, school that has also produced Lynn Swann, Jim Fregosi, Gregg Jefferies and Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady...hit .404 over 3 varsity seasons, including .467 average as prep All-America his senior year...played 3 years for Arizona State University, hitting career .347 with 45 home runs and 175 RBI...named All-Pac 10 all 3 years, chosen to The Sporting News All-America Team as junior in 1985...tied NCAA record with 7 consecutive hits in College World Series as sophomore...was named to All-Time College World Series Team in 1996...born in Riverside, CA, where his father and former Giants manager Dusty Baker were also born and raised...his aunt, Rosie Bonds, once held U.S. women's record in 80-meter hurdles and was on '64 U.S. Olympic Team...Mays, Mickey Mantle, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Tony Dorsett were his childhood heroes...hobbies include weightlifting, martial arts and dancing...10-handicap golfer...married (Liz Watson, Jan. 10, 1998)...has son (Nikolai) and 2 daughters (Shikari and Aisha Lynn).
Brokentusks9 wrote:eftda wrote:are you new to baseball, he had the highest batting avg in the NL last year, and 12 hits shy of .400. (lets say he went 0-12, well he if he went 12-12 then he would have had .400)
Are YOU new to baseball? Or just simple math??
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/s ... atsId=3918
12-12 would put him at 161-415 which is a .388 batting average.
.388 != .400
Please refrain from sassing people when you cannot even get the facts straight yourself.
1. The RULES of baseball say he can take drugs and if he gets caught then he has 2 weeks to clean up, retest... and NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW
2. Who cares if he is stuck up, maybe he can’t help it. EVERYONE has problems. Did you guys know that starting from his days in the minors, the media have been to most if not all of his games asking question after question? I don’t know about you but I would be pissed at 'fans' and the media if I was asked questions EVERYDAY for 20 years.
3. Ya, I bet, but then again it takes more than drugs to hit the ball. He still has to make contact. And shut up, more than 25% of the minors take steroids, and more than 40% take them in the majors. Look at Sosa, Giambi, McGwire, Mulder, Pizza, etc..
4. We will be able to compare Ruth and Bonds when Bonds is done with baseball.
benjapage wrote:my admiration for him is deep--he really is (or was) an all-around star.
however, in explanation of my disdain for this player, he stands so close to the plate...SO CLOSE, and he wears that newfoundland dog on his right arm, daring the pitcher to throw in on him.
stand close to the plate and get hit. that's fine. i respect that. biggio does it all the time, takes it like a man. olmeido saenz did it for the a's last year. fine. but they're not sporting the winter parka on the pitcher-side arm. it's just not fair. and the looks he gives pitchers when he's hit...i could climb through the tv and wack him with a folding chair. ok, that's over the top. but i get extremely annoyed.
this manipulation, so liberally tolerated by mlb (because the man puts butts in the seats) is what really pisses me off. if you mummified me in a thick rubber and nylon, i could take a good bean, too. that basically *gives* the batter the plate. the only strike a pitcher can throw without *hitting* him is the outside half. that sure narrows it down, doesn't it?
but i do respect his numbers, work ethic and longevity. let me dislike the bastard, and i'll let you like him.
kentx12 wrote:Anonymous wrote:The guy has almost 500 stolen bases. That isn't too "one-dimensional" too me.
Early in his carear he was a great base runner, however after he gained about 100 pounds and his hat size went from a 6 to a 9 "Just by working out and no steroids or anything" in about a year he really slowed down. He can still steal when he needs to but he hasn't been a big threat in a few years. He is a homerun hitter and can hit for avg. He is nowhere near the best at his posistion and he should not be considered with any of the best of all time. Imagine what Ruth, Aron and other power hitters of there time could have done if they had been on the juice. Hell watch out for Pierre, he could be the next to get on the juice and bulk up and do 500/500. Bonds is a disgrace.
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