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Barry Charles Bonds is a Major League Baseball player who is currently employed by the San Francisco Giants. He holds the record for the highest lifetime home run totals as an active player.
7-time MVP is 2nd in Major League history with National League-record 734 career home runs, most ever for left-handed batter...as 1 of 3 members of baseball's hallowed 700 Home Run club, trails only Hank Aaron (755) in game's pantheon of power...has established San Francisco-era records with .314 avg. and 558 clouts in Giants uniform, while he ranks 2nd in club's West Coast annals with 1,374 RBI...owns baseball's single-season records for home runs (73 in 2001), walks (232 in '04), intentional walks (120 in '04), on-base pct. (.609 in '04), slugging pct. (.863 in '01), HR ratio (6.52 in '01) and HR pct. (12.06 in '04)...has Major League career records with 13-consecutive 30-HR seasons, 13 campaigns with 100-or-more walks (tied with Ruth), 2,426 lifetime bases on balls and 645 intentional walks...has also matched his late father, Bobby, for ML record with 5 different 30 HR/30 SB seasons...is 1 of 4 players (joining Jose Canseco, Alex Rodriguez and Alfonso Soriano), to reach 40-40 plateau with his 1996 output...has posted NL-record 12 seasons with at least 100 RBI, and has matched Aaron with 8 different 40-HR campaigns...2006 marked his 18th season with at least 20 clouts, passing Willie Mays and Frank Robinson for 2nd-most all-time...only Aaron (20) reached 20-HR plateau more times...is 1 of 7 players in Major League history to reach base 5,000 times, reaching safely 5,370 times via hit, walk and hit-by-pitch...joins Pete Rose (5,929 times), Ty Cobb (5,532), Rickey Henderson (5,343), Carl Yastrzemski (5,304), Stan Musial (5,282) and Aaron (5,205)...13-time All-Star and lone member of baseball's 500 homer/500 steal club, ranks 2nd all-time for extra-base hits (1,398), 5th for RBI (1,930), 6th for slugging pct. (.608), 6th for total bases (5,784), 6th for runs (2,152), 14th for doubles (587) and 33rd for steals (509)...has also homered off ML-record 433 different pitchers, while ranking 2nd with 69 multi-clout contests... is oldest player to ever to win MVP award (40 years old in 2004), capture batting title (40 in 2004) and hit 20 HRs in season (42 in 2006)... dominates Giants franchise and San Francisco-era record books...ranks 9th in franchise history with .314 avg. (1st in SF annals), 4th with 1,850 games (3rd SF), 8th with 5,923 at-bats (3rd SF), 3rd with 1,480 runs (T1st- SF), 6th with 1,857 hits (3rd SF), 4th with 367 2Bs (2nd with SF), 2nd with 558 HRs (1st SF), 4th with 1,374 RBI (2nd SF), 1st with 1,815 walks, 10th with 258 stolen bases (2nd SF) and 3rd with 3,980 total bases (2nd SF). 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 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 .347 with 45 home runs and 175 RBI...named All-Pac 10 all 3 years, and 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...Willie 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). (Source: www.mlb.com)
Barry Bonds is a Major League Baseball player and has been on the playing roster since 1986. 2004 was a very important year in Bonds's life, as that was the year that he decided to attend college to learn how to be a chemical engineer. However, chemical engineering classes proved to be too difficult for Bonds, and he decided to drop out after the first semester. Bonds had a record-breaking season in 2014, and is one of the top 10 players in MLB history.