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Overview (4)

Born in Riverside, California, USA
Birth NameBarry Lamar Bonds
Nicknames The Asterisk
The Sultan of Shot
The Hormone King
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Barry Bonds was born on July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California. He is known for his outstanding abilities on the baseball diamond, where he has won the National League Most Valuable Player Award three times. While playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates he received a cameo appearance in the baseball film "Rookie of the Year". He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates 1986 to 1992 and San Francisco Giants, 1993 to 2007. He was one of the highest paid players in Major League Baseball.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Dicker

Spouse (2)

Liz Watson (10 January 1998 - 2010) (divorced) (1 child)
Susann Margreth Branco (6 February 1988 - 1994) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (27)

Baseball great and Hall of Famer Willie Mays is Barry's godfather.
Baseball great Bobby Bonds is Barry's father.
He is the only major leauguer to reach the feat of 400 home runs and 400 steals.
He is the 17th major-leaguer to hit 500 home runs.
Nephew of 1964 Olympic 80-meter hurdler Rosie Bonds.
Holds MLB record for most homeruns in a single season with 73 (breaking Mark McGwire's short-lived record). [2001]
Named one of People Magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of 2001".
First man to win 4 MVPs, 90 and 92 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, 93 and 2001 with the San Fransisco Giants.
Led NL in Home Runs in 93 and 2001
has won 7 Gold Gloves
Has played on 5 Division championship teams, 90, 91 and 92 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and 97, 2000, and 2003 with the San Fransisco Giants
Played for the Pittsburgh Pirates 1986-1992, San Fransisco Giants 93-present
has one son, Nikolai and 2 daughters Shikari and Aisha Lynn
January 14, 2002: At the age of 37, after having possibly his greatest season ever in 2001, a season in which he hit 73 home runs (setting the major league single-season record), became the 17th person in history to hit 500 career home runs, passed Babe Ruth's single-season walk record of 170, and won a major-league record fourth MVP award, he re-signs with the San Francisco Giants for a five-year, $90 million contract.
When he signed with the Giants on December 8, 1992, his six-year, $43.75 million contract made hime the highest-paid baseball player of all-time.
As of May 2017 is one of eight players to hit 600 career home runs. Soon to be joined by Albert Pujols.
Graduated from Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, California. Other alumni are Tom Brady and Greg Gutfeld.
Children by ex-wife Susann, Nikolai Lamar (18 December 1989), Shikari (March 1991)
He is the only major leaguer to reach the feat of 500 home runs and 500 steals.
San Francisco Giants All-Time Slugging Percentage Leader (.671).
San Francisco Giants All-Time On Base Percentage Leader (.467).
Recently passed godfather Willie Mays in the number of career home runs.
In 2004, became the third player to reach 700 career home runs, joining Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth
On August 7, 2007, became the all-time career home run record holder when he hit his 756th home run of his career off Mike Bacsik at 8:51 p.m. PT during the bottom of the fifth inning in San Francisco. Mike Bacsik became the 446th pitcher to give up one or more home runs to Bonds. The previous record was 755 home runs which was previously held by Henry Aaron.
Has won a Major League record 7 MVP awards.
When the Giants signed Barry Zito before the 2007 season, not only was Bonds no longer the highest paid player on the Giants, he was no longer the highest paid player on the Giants named "Barry".
Retired from the San Francisco Giants [2008]

Personal Quotes (32)

When asked about steroid allegations "All of you lied. All of you have said something wrong. All of you have dirt. All of you. When your closet's clean, then come clean somebody else's. But clean yours first, okay."
Baseball is just my job.
There's not too many rich black people in this world.
I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport.
Young players need to know how to take care of themselves for life after baseball.
Making the Hall of Fame, would it be something that's gratifying because of what I've sacrificed? Sure. Baseball has been a big part of our lives. We've sacrificed our bodies. It's the way we made our living.
It's not the name that makes the player. It's the player.
My career is an open book, but my life is not.
Those boos really motivate me to make something happen.
I think everyone needs to be a role model, period.
It's called talent. I just have it. I can't explain it. You either have it or you don't.
I don't want to be a Major League coach.
Every pitcher can beat you, it doesn't matter how good you are.
I like to be against the odds.
I don't know what my future is.
I could learn how to press 'Record' on a tape recorder and write for a newspaper or a magazine.
I'm a very private person. My life story isn't for everybody.
I'd like to help educate kids about the Major Leagues - what to anticipate, what to expect, what they'll need to do to prepare themselves.
I was born to hit a baseball. I can hit a baseball.
I'm not afraid to be lonely at the top.
I don't know what you guys say, but at home, life is way different from baseball.
But to be the best, you must face the best. And to overcome your fear, you must deal with the best.
I have a chef who makes sure that I'm getting the right amounts of carbs, proteins and fats throughout the day to keep me at my max performance level.
Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others.
As an athlete, you only have so much time. The window only has so much time and then it closes. You have to take care of yourself the best you can.
I never stop looking for things to try and make myself better.
I was a momma's boy. I didn't get anything from Dad, except my body and baseball knowledge. The only time I spent with him was at the ballpark.
I'm an expert in baseball and I don't even have a job. I'm an expert, more so than a lot of people out there. It should be my career until I'm dead. I should be one of the instructors. I think I've earned it.
There is nothing better than walking out and hitting a home run.
When I finish playing, I think I'd like to coach college baseball.
I want to be part of Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame, but I don't want to be part of the kind of Hall of Fame that's based on voters' beliefs and assumptions.
I'm going to go back to the Bay Area, this is my thing, and I'm just going to open my own school of baseball. Find a facility, find a place and just teach kids. That's what I want to do.

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