March 11, 2014 |
Barry Bonds, the former All-Star outfielder, has sold his Italian-inspired estate in gated Beverly Park for $22 million. Designed as a family home capable of hosting large-scale events, the 17,100-square-foot villa sits off a circular motor court with a fountain. The 1.85 acres of grounds include a swimming pool, a 2,100-square-foot sports court and an olive grove. Ceiling heights up to 30 feet, hand-painted murals, limestone columns and Venetian plaster walls are among interior details.
April 24, 2013 |
Barry Bonds' home run record has been removed ... not from the record books, like many people have wished, but from the walls of the San Francisco Giants' ballpark in San Francisco. The commemorative plaque honoring Bonds' record-setting 756th home run has disappeared from the right-center brick facade in AT&T Park, where it has hung since the start of the 2008 season. No one seems to know exactly what happened to it. Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said Tuesday night that the team is conducting an investigation as to where the hardware may be. “We're not sure what happened," she said.
May 29, 2012 |
Controversial home run king Barry Bonds isn't best known for his media savvy, but he had a lot to say while attending a San Francisco Giants game on Monday. The former slugger, who was convicted of obstruction of justice in April 2011, told reporters that he has talked to the Giants about working for the club. He said he recently met with Giants President and CEO Larry Baer regarding a potential position with the franchise. He has a personal-services contract with the team that could go into effect once his legal troubles are over.
September 13, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Former San Francisco Giant and home run king Barry Bonds said late Friday that he wants to begin serving his sentence on an obstruction of justice conviction. Earlier in the day, a federal appeals court upheld his conviction for obstruction of justice for being evasive during grand jury testimony. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that someone may be convicted of obstruction for making factually true statements if they are intended to mislead or evade.
May 30, 2013 |
Arizona State and Columbia could meet up this weekend in the NCAA baseball regional at Cal State Fullerton. The two schools are far apart academically (Columbia is fourth and Arizona State 139thin the U.S. News & World Report rankings), but both have produced top baseball players: Lou Gehrig (Columbia, 1922-23) and Barry Bonds (1982-86). Gehrig had 493 home runs. Bonds had 762 home runs. Gehrig won two MVP awards. Bonds won seven MVP awards. Gehrig won six World Series championships.
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December 17, 2011 |
A federal judge Friday sentenced baseball slugger Barry Bonds to probation, 30 days' confinement in his Beverly Hills home and community service, but put the sentence on hold pending Bonds' appeal of his felony obstruction of justice conviction. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston, who presided over Bonds' perjury trial, said "the jury got it exactly right" when it convicted Bonds in April for evasive testimony to a federal grand jury investigating doping in professional sports. "Mr. Bonds made an effort to obstruct justice here," Illston said, but "he didn't manage to succeed.