February 23, 2014 |
Barry Bonds left baseball in 2007 and has kept a relatively low profile ever since. That will change sometime next month when baseball's all-time home run leader will become a spring training instructor for his former team, the San Francisco Giants. Manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday he thinks Bonds, 49, will be an asset to the Giants' hitters. Makes sense, seeing that Bonds holds the major league records for career home runs (762) and home runs in a season (71). He also had a .444 career on-base percentage and a .607 slugging percentage.
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April 24, 2013 |
Things vanish and are replaced at the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park all the time, so a lost Barry Bonds commemorative plaque shouldn't be a big deal, a team spokeswoman said Wednesday. “It's a stadium with 41,000 people, things disappear from the ballpark and we replace them,” said Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter. “It's a wooden, painted sign.” The team said it will replace the sign. PHOTOS: Barry Bonds through the years Slaughter and Giants officials are in the midst of a busy week.
January 9, 2013 |
PHOENIX - If Mark McGwire had a Hall of Fame ballot, for whom would he have voted? McGwire wouldn't say. “I don't vote,” McGwire said. Asked if he would have voted for Barry Bonds, McGwire sidestepped the question. “I really don't have opinions on a lot of things,” McGwire said. “Barry Bonds was quite a ballplayer. He was pretty damn awesome. That's all I can say.” McGwire, who was at the Dodgers' winter development camp as the team's new hitting coach, was polite but diplomatic when asked about about the fact that no players were elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
January 13, 2009 |
News item: Support for Mark McGwire diminishes among Hall of Fame voters. News item: Grand jury convenes for perjury investigation of Roger Clemens. On a day baseball celebrated the election of Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice to the Hall of Fame, the shadow of the steroid era lingered. McGwire drew 21.9% of the vote this year, down from 23.6% last year.
January 9, 2013 |
No players were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame this year in a polarizing vote that reopened the wounds of the steroid era. Home run king Barry Bonds, owner of baseball's most cherished record, was resoundingly rejected. So was pitcher Roger Clemens, who risked prison time by challenging allegations that he used steroids and successfully defended himself against perjury charges. Craig Biggio came closest to election, getting 68.2% of the vote and falling 39 votes short.
November 29, 2012 |
Barry Bonds really wants to make the Hall of Fame and doesn't understand why people are still mad at him, he said Wednesday. "I don't even know how to explain it," Bonds said in an interview with Barry Bloom of MLB.com . "The world has become so negative. One day, I'll be able to say things the right way. But it's tough when you have so many people out there who don't want to turn the page and want to be angry at you forever. I don't understand why it continues on. What am I doing wrong?
August 31, 2011 |
Federal prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against Barry Bonds on Wednesday, days after a judge upheld the former major leaguer's conviction on an obstruction of justice charge. The U.S. Attorney's office in San Francisco filed papers informing U.S. District Judge Susan Illston that it was dismissing the three charges of making false statements still pending against Bonds, baseball's all-time leader in home runs. A jury deadlocked on the three counts at Bonds' trial in April.
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December 16, 2011 |
Home run king Barry Bonds could be imprisoned for 15 months, confined to his Beverly Hills home or simply placed on probation when he is sentenced Friday for giving evasive testimony to a federal grand jury probing sports doping. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston, who presided over Bonds' perjury trial earlier this year, has sentenced other athletes convicted of lying during the probe to probation and home confinement. Distributors of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs served three to four months in prison for those crimes.
February 5, 2009 |
Barry Bonds tested positive for anabolic steroids three times in the months before the 2001 season, when he hit a record-breaking 73 home runs, according to documents released Wednesday that illustrate the government's perjury case against the disgraced slugger. The federal government has charged Bonds, 44, with lying to a federal grand jury about steroid use during his career with the San Francisco Giants.