Rejuvenated Bonds hits 752 and 753 "At 753, suddenly Bonds is
now two homers away from tying Aaron's Major League Baseball
career-best 755 and three away from passing him into first place on
the all-time list."
Home Run chase turns eyes to Fairbanks “Nobody in our organization had a harsh word
to say about Barry Bonds,” Dennis said. “He was exemplary and he was
just an average college kid. He had a tremendous sense of humor, too.”
Hits 744th Home Run : Within 11 of the Hammer "Whether he's
hitting or he's walking, it still changes the game," winning pitcher Noah
Free Passes on Rise as Bonds Heats Up "San Francisco Giants slugger
Barry Bonds is at it again, terrorizing the National League on his way to
breaking Hank Aaron's career home run record, and he's starting to pay the
price. Opponents, fearing the return of Bonds' home run prowess, have
stopped pitching to him."
on Bonds breaking his record
"I think he will. I hope so," Aaron said. "I've had it long enough. I've gotten a cup of coffee and a dime out of it."
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Bonds became the first NL player to homer in six straight games since Graig Nettles (64-65) did it for San Diego in 1984.
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY CLIPPINGS:
- Hit .347 in his three-year career as a Sun Devil.
- 1985 The Sporting News second-team All-American.
- Tied NCAA Record with seven consecutive hits in 1984 College World Series.
- Named to the All-Time College World Series Team in 1996.
- Selected in the first round and sixth overall in the 1985 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- 1984-1985 first-team All-Pac-10 selection.
Barry Bonds' Milestone Home Runs (1986-2004)
- 1st -- June 4, 1986, off Craig McMurtry, Pittsburgh at Atlanta*
- 100th -- July 12, 1990, off Andy Benes, Pittsburgh vs. San Diego
- 200th -- July 8, 1993, off Jose DeLeon, San Francisco at Philadelphia
- 250th -- July 18, 1994, off Shawn Boskie, San Francisco at Philadelphia
- 300th -- April 30, 1996, off John Burkett, San Francisco vs. Florida
- 350th -- June 22, 1997, off Chan Ho Park, San Francisco vs. Los Angeles
- 400th -- August 23, 1998, off Kirt Ojala, San Francisco at Florida
- 450th -- April 15, 2000, off Todd Stottlemyre, San Francisco vs. Arizona
- 500th -- April 18, 2001, off Terry Adams, San Francisco vs. Los Angeles
- 550th -- August 27, 2001, off Kevin Appier, San Francisco at New York Mets
- 564th -- October 4, 2001, off Wilfredo Rodriguez, San Francisco at Houston, tying Mark McGwire for major league mark with 70 homers.
- 567th -- October 7, 2001, off Dennis Springer, San Francisco vs. Los Angeles, setting major league mark with 73 homers.
- 600th -- August 9, 2002, off Kip Wells, San Francisco vs. Pittsburgh
- 660th -- April 12, 2004, off Matt Kinney, San Francisco vs. Milwaukee, tying godfather Willie Mays for third on baseball's career list.
- 661st -- April 13, 2004, off Ben Ford, San Francisco vs. Milwaukee, passing Willie Mays for third on baseball's career list.
-- Sept. 17, 2004, off San Diego's Jake Peavy, at San Francisco
-- May 20, 2006, off Oakland's Brad Halsey, at Oakland, tied Babe Ruth
for second place on career list
-- May 28, 2006, off Colorado's Byung-Hyun Kim , at San Francisco,
surpassed Babe Ruth to take sole possession of second place on career
- 750 -- June 29, 2007, off Livan
- 755 --
- 756 --
ESPN plans reality show around home run record chase
Hank Aaron foresees Bonds breaking his record
- "I think he will. I hope so," Aaron said. "I've had it long enough. I've gotten a cup of coffee and a dime out of it."
Reflects on 2001, dad's influence
Bonds to come off DL on Monday "Little did John Purdom know growing up that his biggest break would come 90 feet from home. "
Wins 12th Silver Slugger
Wins 2004 Hank Aaron Award
Boone on Bonds: Something Special
"You're a star if you're on base .400," Boone said. "How about .600? You have a great, tremendous eye if you walk 100 times. Let me double that, and add another 25. It's numbers we've never seen. If you start breaking Babe Ruth's numbers, you're doing something pretty special. No one's ever walked the earth that can hit like that man." Bonds will blow away his own major-league record for highest on-base percentage (.582 in 2002). In fact, Bonds will now possess four of the top 11 seasons for OBP — his last four seasons, almost inarguably the best four-year stretch in baseball history."
Hitting 700 was unbelievable
No debating it -- Bonds is NL MVP - "As Marlins manager Jack McKeon told reporters last week, "You can't tell me the Babe was any better than this guy. You can't tell me this guy isn't the best player in the history of the game."
National League Player of the Week
National League Player of the Month
Ties Willie Mays with 660th HR |
Say Hey, Say Goodbye
660th Stolen by Jay Payton (Story & Video)
Takes Mariners Deep - Twice
Bonds just wants to have fun
Wins Sixth MVP Award! - 28 of 32 first-place votes
To pursue own licensing deal
HR Run OK with Hank
The Inimitable Barry Bonds "Only one player in the entire history of Major League Baseball has ever finished a season with an OPS 500 points (or better) above the average of their league, for three years in a row. That player is Barry Bonds"
Wins 11th Silver Slugger Award
Exit would create a Giant hole
A Son's Gift to His Father We Can All Share - "Something, somebody, must pay. Barry knows what Bobby would want as a monument -- the same thing he always asked for: Greatness. So the baseball must suffer. "
Emotional Return: Homers in First Game Back (7 Behind Mays for Third All-Time) "Trainer Stan Conte took Bonds' pulse in the dugout. It was between 150 and 160 beats a minute. It should have been closer to 100 or 110. Conte suggested that Bonds come out of the game, and Bonds demanded to keep playing... It was Bonds' 40th homer -- one more than his dad's career high -- giving him seven seasons of 40 or more. That broke the club record of six, which belonged to Mays, his godfather."
Move over Babe and Hank "The year after his spectacular 2001 season, Bonds and Aaron met to talk baseball at the Giants' spring training home in Scottsdale, Ariz. Bonds has grown up around greatness -- with his father, Bobby, and his godfather, Willie Mays, and many others -- but that spring in 2002 was the first time Aaron and the younger Bonds had had a meaningful talk. Aaron told Bonds that records were made to be broken. He told him that he had held the home run record long enough. Bonds was flabbergasted. "He told me," Bonds said at the time, "to get all I could get out of the game of baseball."
- 8/9: Baseball around the clock -
Richard Larson "The Panners' most famous roster addition for the World Series came in 1983 when they added Barry Bonds to the lineup. Bonds joined an outfield that already featured Oddibe McDowell and Shane Mack. Bonds batted .222 in six World Series games with the Panners as the team went 4-2 and came up shy of the title. Bonds had a double, walked three times, scored two runs, drove in two runs and stole four bases in five attempts."
Remains true to himself
Candid about career and surgery "Maybe Tony Gwynn will let me be a hitting coach (at San Diego State)," Bonds said of the former San Diego Padres outfielder, who won eight NL batting titles. "Now I've got something he has."
Accepts NL MVP and Hank Aaron Award
1998 Phillies vs. Giants Game |
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- 10/21: Three-for-three! Sets record for 7th Home Run of Postseason! - Three in World Series. Reggie Jackson holds the record of five in the 1977 Series.
- 10/20: 9th Inning home run second of series
- 10/19: Homers in first ever World Series at-bat | Bonds delivers
- 10/14: Anybody But Barry Bonds
- 10/6: An interview about 'When I was a Kid'
- 10/1: Ready to exorcise playoff demons? 9/29: Bonds, Barry Bonds, is the only choice
- 9/3: NL Player of the Week
- 8/10: Hits 600th Home Run!
- 8/7: Within One HR of 600
- 6/27: He and Jeff Kent mum on dugout flap
- 6/2: 586 Ties Robinson at Fourth Place All-Time HR
- 5/25: Passes McGwire for 5th place all-time HR
- 5/19: 518 Career Homers, Two Behind Mac ; 500 Homer List
- 4/12: 70th Bomb Ball Nets $52,500
- 4/8: Named NL Player of the Week
- 4/6: 5th HR (fastest ever) wins it in 10th inning
- 4/4: Scaling new heights: 4HR in 2G - "he is just 16 stolen bases shy of becoming the game's only player to hit 500 home runs and steal 500 bases."
- 4/2: Hits two out in season opener
- 2/29: Returns to Spring Training
- 1/28: Honored at NYC Dinner
- 1/15: Cashes in with 5-year, $90 million deal
- 1/4: USAToday's Player of the Year
12/26: Named AP Male Athlete of the Year
12/21: The Greatest Season Ever?
11/20: In a class by himself
11/19: Wins Unprecedented 4th MVP Award
11/14: Reveals FBI contact regarding HR-run threats
11/10: Being pursued by Mets
10/31: Wins Hank Aaron Award
10/30: Recognized by House of Representatives
10/28: Player's Choice Player of Year
10/27: Honored for Home Run Record
10/20: Up for Player of the Year
10/14: 71st HR going up for auction
10/7: Homers in last game, lifts record to 73
10/7: Best season of all time? .500+ On Base, 73 HR, 137 RBI, .867 Slugging
10/6: Smashes #s 71, 72, McGwire's record
10/6: One of the greats of the game
10/6: ASU Stories
10/5: A Giant Mark
10/4: MVP Rundown : Giambi, Boone, Bonds
10/4: MLB's September Player of the Month
10/3: Breaks The Babe's record for walks
9/30: We Finally Notice Bonds
9/29: Emotional Bonds Launches #68
9/29: Ties Reggie Jackson For 7th Most HRs All-Time
9/28: Face the facts: Barry is MVP
9/26: A lock for unprecedented fourth MVP
9/20: Back in the race! Clouts #64
9/10: MOVE OVER MARIS! Hits HR 61,62,63. All-time single season HR record for lefties!! - #63 given up by Todd Belitz (96)
9/6: Joins the Babe at 60
8/14: Hits 51st HR in Giant fashion
8/12: All-time fastest to 50 HR ; 9th in HRs in MLB history w/544
8/9: Fastest to 49 HR, Ties Career High
8/8: Hits Number 48 in Giants' win
8/5: Swats number 47
7/22: Ties Mantle for Ninth all-time
7/2: Special day celebrated at Pacbell
7/2: National League All Star voting
6/23: One Giant Step
6/22: "McGwire's Record is Safe"
6/20: Ties Record for most HR prior to break
6/16: Hits 2 HR ; On Pace for 87
6/13: Hits HR 33; 527 Career
6/6: Streaking LF'r is "on a mission"
5/31: Passes McCov, Ted; ahead of MAC's HR pace
5/31: Bonds vs. 70
5/31: Bonds may be best LF ever
5/28: Named NL Player of the Week
5/27: Hits Giants 12,000th home run
5/27: Top Ten in All Offensive Categories
5/21: 6 HR in three games, 4 consecutive
4/19: HR501 ; Homered in six straight games.
4/18: 17th Player to Join 500 home run club
4/17: Takes aim at 500th home run
4/15: Hits HR number 499
4/15: Bonds approaching greatness
4/15: Barry Bonds - Giant of the Game
4/13: Bonds Hits Home Run # 497
4/13: Bonds Connects for Number 497
4/12: Latest HR by Bonds - Number 496
4/11: Inside the Fans' Poll - ASU's Best: Bonds (83), McDowell (83), Kelly (89)
4/11: 5 home runs away from elite 500 HR club
4/6: Countdown to 500 Home Runs
4/2: Opening Day staple: Bonds (83) homers as Giants beat Padres
Barry finishes 2nd in MVP voting to teammate Jeff Kent
11/12: Barry MVP OF JAPAN SERIES
11/3: Barry smashes two run HR in Game 1 ; US beats Japan 8-5
9/21: Bonds' 48th Homer Ties Gehrig for 17th all-time Wire
The Giants' Odd Couple: Jeff Kent and Barry Bonds
Behind the Numbers: Barry Bonds is heating up
9/18: Has 19 RBI in his last 11 games and has 101 RBI this season. He has nine seasons with 100-plus RBI.
6/30: Barry Bonds (83) Named National League Player of the Week
Bonds' 24th homer lifts Giants past Angels in 11
Bonds' 24th homer takes MLB lead
Bonds Named National League Player of the Week
Barry Bonds is back!
Barry Bond's Bad Back - A History
Giants not placing Bonds on DL
Bonds diagnosed with lower back sprain
Giants waiting for answer in Bonds injury
Joins List of Greatest left fielders of all time
| Barry Bonds OF||SFO||Signed Jan 2002 - 5 years/$90M|
| 2002: $13.0M (+$10.0M signing bonus paid between 2002-4)|
| -Team can void after 2005 unless he has 500PA in 2005 or 1500PA 2003-5|
-Signing bonus paid: $2.5M in 2002, $3.5M in 2003 and $4M in 2004
-$5M each year deferred until 2007-11
Major League Career Statistics 1986-2002
|TOTAL|| || ||2244||2185||4799||4578||145||76||21||.984|
Seattle Mariners' Kazuhiro Sasaki, right, and San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds exchange greetings after the major league baseballers' 8-5 victory over their Japanese counterparts in the opening game of the eight-game U.S.-Japan All-star series at the Tokyo Dome indoor baseball stadium Friday night, Nov. 3, 2000. Sasaki made a homecoming appearance with a inning of perfect relief. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds, left, and Yomiuri Giants manager Shigeo Nagashima have a chat before the opening game of the eight-game U.S.-Japan All-star series at the Tokyo Dome indoor baseball stadium Friday night, Nov. 3, 2000. The major league baseballers beat their Japanese counterparts 8-5. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
It’s a lot tougher to hit when you go up to the plate knowing you might see one, two, three pitches to hit in a week. It’s not easy to hit that way. And if you see that pitch to hit, you might not hit it for a home run. If you only get a base hit, everybody boos you. --Mark McGwire
(Weight training) has made him extra-productive, in what probably should have been the twilight of his career . . . There’s nothing he can’t do on a baseball field. There’s no telling what he can do. --Mike Piazza
If he had been pitched to all year long, who’s to say he wouldn’t have hit 100 home runs? The guy is that good. --Jim Tracy
He’s been ridiculously consistent for 15 years. To put up those kinds of numbers year after year, now he’s 37 and only getting better. It’s like he’s in his prime. I hope I’m in that kind of shape when I’m 37. --Derek Jeter
He can do anything. Move a runner from second to third. Stolen base in a big situation? I’ll steal it for you. Home run? You got it. --Bobby Cox
No one’s quicker than him. You can’t sneak anything past him . . . He’s not a home run hitter. He’s just a great hitter who happens to be hitting a ton of homers. --Greg Maddux
He and Hank (Aaron) both have that recognition. They both recognize the difference between fastballs, curves, changeups and sliders really well. You’re not out in front or behind. You’re right there. --Dusty Baker
If you could explain it, I would have been in grooves like this a long time ago. You’re almost in shock. I come around and touch home plate and I’m in the dugout thinking, 'What did I just do?' You don’t know what to think. --Barry Bonds
In '98, (the record) was only 61. And then Mark McGwire came and hit 70 and that was like 'wow.' Now you see 73--that's unbelievable. --Sammy Sosa
Not a chance . . . I’m not Mark McGwire. I’m just not that powerful a hitter. Mark is so much stronger than I am. --Barry Bonds, June 21, 2001
I recruited Barry. I really knew him. But we had different requirements, and he didn’t get into USC. He was intelligent but didn’t want to do the work. They all [Bonds, Mark McGwire and Randy Johnson] could have been on the same team. --Former Southern California coach Rod Dedeaux
His best attribute was confidence. What makes Barry special is he’s extremely strong mentally . . . He wasn’t as physical a player then, especially these last three years. He was a frail kid with a quick bat, 165-170 (pounds), max. You’re talking about a whole different animal now. --Former Arizona State teammate Don Wakamatsu (85)
"He was more emotionally drained than anybody because he was going after the record, But that's the challenge of baseball: to come back emotionally. That was awesome. That was another big blow for us." - " Giants manager Dusty Baker
Barry is the only player to win five MVP awards. Here is how he's fared in MVP voting (top 10 finishes):
1991: 2nd (to Terry Pendleton)
2000: 2nd (to Jeff Kent)
- Source: ESPN
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