Barry Bonds

MLB Legend Barry Bonds Full Name: Barry Bonds
Nationality:

American

Profession: MLB Legend
Why Famous: Played 22 seasons in the MLB; seven seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates and 15 for the San Francisco Giants. Considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all-time, and has numerous batting records, including the single season home run record and career home run record. He was a central figure in baseball's steroids scandal, which has tainted his accomplishments.

Born: July 24, 1964 (53 years old)
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Riverside, California, USA

Married Life

  • 1998-01-10 Major League Baseball outfielder Barry Bonds (33) weds Elizabeth Watson (28) at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco
  • 2009-06-09 Elizabeth Watson (39) divorces MLB home run record holder Barry Bonds (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

Historical Events in the Life of Barry Bonds

  • 1986-05-30 Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1989-07-05 Barry Bonds homers in Pittsburgh's 6-4 loss vs SF Giants, joining father Bobby Bonds as MLB father-son HR record holders (408)
  • 1990-11-19 Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds wins NL MVP
  • 1992-02-01 Barry Bonds signs highest single year contract in MLB history ($4.7 mil with Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1992-09-19 Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson & Ron Gant as having (2) 30-HR/30-steal MLB seasons
  • 1992-12-06 San Francisco Giants sign record $43million USD pact with Pirates MLB outfielder Barry Bonds
  • 1994-02-14 2nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win
  • 1996-09-26 SF Giant Barry Bonds is 2nd player to hit 40 HRs & steal 40 bases
  • 1997-02-20 San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract
  • 2000-05-01 Barry Bonds is first MLB player to hit a homer into San Francisco Bay (McCovey Cove). He would hit 35 there during his Giants career
  • 2001-10-04 Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run, tying Mark McGwire for the most MLB home runs in a single season
  • 2001-10-05 Barry Bonds hits his 71st and 72nd home run, breaking Mark McGwire's MLB single season record
  • 2002-05-04 Barry Bonds hits his 400th home run as an SF Giant, in a 3-0 win over Cincinnati. Bonds is first player with 400 homers for one team and 100 with another (Pirates)
  • 2002-08-09 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hits his 600th career home run
  • 2003-06-23 Barry Bonds steals second base against the LA Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career homers and 500 steals
  • 2004-04-13 Barry Bonds hits his 661st career home run, passing his godfather Willie Mays on the MLB all-time list
  • 2004-05-01 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds sets MLB record for being intentionally walked 4 times in a 9-inning game (repeated 22 Sept 2004)
  • 2004-09-17 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hits his 700th career MLB home run, off San Diego's Jake Peavy
  • 2004-09-22 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds was intentionally walked 4 times in a 9-inning game (MLB record) for the second time (1 May 2004)
  • 2006-05-28 Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the MLB all-time list
  • 2007-08-07 Barry Bonds of the SF Giants breaks Hank Aaron's MLB record by hitting his 756th career home run.
  • 2011-12-15 Barry Bonds is sentenced to 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service, for an obstruction of justice conviction stemming from a grand jury appearance in 2003

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