I like to be against all odds. I’m not afraid to be alone at the top. With me, it’s just the satisfaction of the game. Just acting.” – Barry Bonds.
Barry Lamar Bonds was born on Friday, July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California. The son of former All-Star Bobby Bonds and godson of Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays, Bonds grew up surrounded by the sport of baseball.
Barry Bonds attended Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, California. He played three sports: soccer, basketball, and of course, baseball. Although he was drafted by the San Francisco Giants after graduating high school, Bonds chose to go to college. Bonds spent his college years at Arizona State University.
At the age of 21, Bonds made his major league debut. On May 30, 1986, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected him sixth in the 1985 amateur draft. He played with the Pirates until 1993, when he signed a lucrative $43.75 million free agent contract with the San Diego Giants. Francisco.
As a left-hander, Bonds hits and throws left-handed, reminiscent of the great Babe Ruth. Currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants, he holds many MLB records, including most home runs in a single season (73) and ranks second on the all-time home run list with 716. Only Hank Aaron has more than that, with a career total of 755 home runs. Bonds has also received an unprecedented seven National League MVP Awards.