28 Facts About Barry Bonds

1. On January 10, 1998, Barry Bonds married his second wife, Liz Watson, at the San Francisco Ritz-Carlton Hotel in front of 240 guests.

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2. Barry Bonds met Susann Margreth Branco, the mother of his first two children (Nikolai and Shikari), in Montreal, Quebec in August 1987.

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3. On November 15, 2007, Barry Bonds was indicted on four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice as it relates to the government investigation of BALCO.

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4. On July 8, 2017, Barry Bonds was added to the Giants Wall of Fame.

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5. On March 10, 2014, Barry Bonds began a seven-day stint as a roving spring training instructor for the Giants.

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6. In May 2015, Barry Bonds filed a grievance against Major League Baseball through the players' union arguing that the league colluded in not signing him after the 2007 season.

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7. Barry Bonds announced on April 11, 2010, that he was proud of McGwire for admitting his use of steroids.

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8. Barry Bonds officially filed for free agency on October 29, 2007.

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9. Barry Bonds greeted his teammates and then his wife, Liz Watson, and daughter Aisha Lynn behind the backstop.

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10. Barry Bonds greeted his son, Nikolai, with an extended bear hug after crossing home plate.

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11. Barry Bonds resumed his march to the all-time record early in the 2007 season.

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12. In 2006, Barry Bonds recorded his lowest slugging percentage since 1991 with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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13. In 2006, Barry Bonds earned $20 million, the fourth highest salary in baseball.

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14. Barry Bonds would win his fourth consecutive MVP award and his seventh overall.

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15. Barry Bonds re-signed with the Giants for a five-year, $90 million contract in January 2002.

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16. Barry Bonds started off the 1999 season hitting well by batting.

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17. In 1995, Barry Bonds hit 33 homers and drove in 104 runs, hitting.

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18. Barry Bonds was never well-liked by reporters or fans while in Pittsburgh, despite winning two MVP awards.

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19. Barry Bonds stayed with Pittsburgh and won his second MVP award that season.

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20. In 1991, Barry Bonds put up great numbers, hitting 25 homers and driving in 116 runs, and obtained another Gold Glove and Silver Slugger.

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21. Barry Bonds now fit into a highly respected lineup featuring Bobby Bonilla, Van Slyke and Jay Bell.

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22. In his early years, Barry Bonds batted as the leadoff hitter.

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23. Barry Bonds was not well liked by his Sun Devil teammates, in part because in the words of longtime coach Jim Brock, he was "rude, inconsiderate and self-centered.

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24. Barry Bonds served as the hitting coach for the Miami Marlins in 2016, and was fired at the end of the season.

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25. In 2018, Barry Bonds was not elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his sixth of 10 years of eligibility.

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26. Barry Bonds led a controversial career, notably as a central figure in baseball's steroids scandal.

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27. Barry Bonds was regarded as an exceptional hitter: he led MLB in on-base plus slugging six times, and placed within the top five hitters in 12 of his 17 qualifying seasons.

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28. Barry Bonds received seven NL MVP awards and 14 All-Star selections, and is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

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