Barry Bonds, who was born on July 24, 1964, is one of the best baseball players in the history of baseball. He was a 14-time All-Star, received 12 Silver Slugger Awards, and he earned the National League Hank Aaron Award three times. It should also be noted that he hit the most career home runs (762) and most home runs in a regular season (73) than any other player in baseball history.
Here are 10 interesting facts about the former baseball player:
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The first interesting fact is that he has a famous godfather, Willie Mays. Mays used to play professional baseball and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979.
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Barry Bonds has had two spouses. His first wife was Susann Margreth Branco. They had two children together. As for his second wife, her name was Liz Watson. They had a child together.
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Along with having a famous godfather, he also had a father that used to play baseball. His father, Bobby Bonds, played professional baseball from 1968 to 1981. Sadly, he passed away in 2003 from lung cancer and a brain tumor.
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While we are on the topic of athletes in the Bonds family, it should be pointed out that Barry is a nephew of an Olympic 80-meter hurdler, Rosie Bonds.
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He once commented on allegations that he was using steroids. He said, “All of you lied. All of you have said something wrong. All of you have dirt. All of you. When your closet’s clean, then come clean somebody else’s. But clean yours first, okay.”
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Barry Bonds was listed as one of the “25 Most Intriguing People of 2001” by People magazine.
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During his career, he received eight Gold Glove Awards. In short, he had a great glove.
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He graduated from Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, California. Two other well-known people have graduated from the school. They are professional quarterback Tom Brady and television show host Greg Gutfeld.
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Another impressive fact about the former baseball player is that he was a seven-time National League Most Valuable Player.
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On a final note, as previously mentioned, Bonds holds some professional baseball records. Besides holding records for most career home runs and most home runs in a regular season, Barry has the most career walks (2,558) and the most career intentional walks (688).
“Barry Bonds Fast Facts,” CNN.com.
“Barry Bonds Statistics and History,” Baseball-Reference.com.
David Brown, “Barry Bonds declares he should be in Hall ‘without a doubt’,” Yahoo! Sports.