On This Day

Bobby Bonds

Profession: MLB Outfielder and Coach

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Bonds was an a baseball right fielder, mainly with the San Francisco Giants, from 1968 to 1981. His record of five seasons with 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases was matched only by his son, Barry Bonds.

While Bonds played primarily for the Giants, he was also renowned for being traded so much that he played for eight different teams in eight years. During his career, Bonds was a three-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove winner, and was All-Star MVP in 1973.

After retiring, Bonds returned to coach the Giants in 1993 during the time when his son Barry was playing for the team. All up his time with the Giants totaled 23 seasons.

Born: March 15, 1946
Birthplace: Riverside, California, USA

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: August 23, 2003 (aged 57)
Cause of Death: Lung cancer and brain tumor

Historical Events

  • 1968-06-25 Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (San Francisco Giants)
  • 1969-09-13 San Francisco Giant Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player
  • 1973-06-20 SF Giants Bobby Bonds sets NL record with 22 lead off HRs
  • 1973-07-24 All Star MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF Giants)
  • 1974-10-22 MLB New York Yankees trade outfielder Bobby Murcer to San Francisco Giants for outfielder Bobby Bonds
  • 1979-05-03 MLB Cleveland Indian Bobby Bonds hits his 300th HR (2nd to have 300 HRs & 300 stolen bases)
  • 1980-12-22 MLB St. Louis Cardinals release outfielder Bobby Bonds
  • 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)

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