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Liz Watson (m. 1998–2010)Susann Margreth Branco (m. 1988–1994)
Bobby Jr.
Barry Lamar Bonds
Nikolai Shikari
Junípero Serra High SchoolArizona State University
Riverside, California
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Bobby Lee Bonds
$80 million as of Mar 7,2017
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Riverside, California
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Who is Barry Bonds?

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Born in a family with baseball sporting history, it was inevitable for Barry Bonds to take up the same. It can be convincingly said that baseball ran in his bloods, with his father and godfather being legendary players in their own right. A child prodigy, Bonds took to the game as early as his high school years and launched himself professionally in 1986 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. No sooner than in 1993, he switched to San Francisco Giants, a team for which his father and godfather played. In his a little over two decades of career, Bonds became a player of international repute. At the time of retirement, he had 14 times achieved the All Star status and was a winner of 8 Golden Gloves. Additionally, he had several records to his credit including most career home runs at 762, most home runs in a single season at 73, most career walks in 2,558, and most career intentional walks 688. Games apart, he made his debut as an actor making a cameo appearance in the baseball film ‘Rookie of the Year’. To know more about his life, childhood and profile in details, read through this biography.

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Barry Bonds Childhood & Early Life

Barry Bonds was born to Bobby Bonds, a former Giant and Major League outfielder in Riverside, California. He was raised in San Carlos.

Bonds attained his formal education from Junipero Serra High School. Since young, he was athletic and good at sports. He was a baseball star at the school and excelled in basketball and volleyball as well.

His extraordinary records and inherent acumen of the game won him a place in the varsity team, earning him an honor as prep All American. Though the Giants offered him to play professionally, dispute over the contract terms led him to pursue higher education.

He enrolled at the Arizona University, graduating from the same in 1986 with a degree in criminology. While at the university, he did not forego his passion for baseball and continued to outperform from his college team.

Barry Bonds Career

After graduating from college, he was drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates for the 1985 Major League Baseball Draft. His mastery over the game earned him the July 1985 player of the Month for the League title.

He made his major league debut in 1986. Same year, he led the National League rookies, finishing sixth as the Rookie of the Year. In his early years as a professional baseball player, he honed his skills continuously, improving his hitting average and bettering his home runs record.

His impressive power play and grasp over technicality won Pirates the National League East title for three consecutive seasons. No sooner his reputation as a star player was established.

In the 1993 season, upon becoming a free agent, he traded himself off to San Francisco Giants, which seemed to be a home team for him, given the fact that both his father and godfather played for it.

During his time with the San Francisco Giants, he continuously refined his abilities, proving to be a dynamic hitter and breaking records. He won his third MPV award overall, finishing the 1993 season with .336 hitting average, 46 home runs and 123 RBI.

For seasons 1994 and 1995, his records somewhat dwindled as he finished fourth and twelfth respectively in the MPV voting. His batting average even declined to .294. Interestingly, baseball apart, he was seen playing a small role as himself in television-film, ‘Jane’s House’.

In the 1996 season, he made a strong comeback, becoming the first National League player and the second Major League player to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases. He broke several more records in the year, becoming fourth player to steal 300 bases and hit 300 home runs for a career.

Though in 1997, his batting average dipped to a then all-time career low of .291, he had successfully hit 40 home runs for a consecutive second time, droving in 101 runs and leading with 145 walks.

He bettered his batting average for 1998, securing .303 with 37 home runs and drove in 122 runs. With this, he became the first player to have a career total of 400 home runs and 400 stolen bases. Same year, he became the fifth player in baseball history to be given an international walk.

In the new millennium, he hit a batting average of .306 with a percentage of .688 hitting 49 home runs in just 143 games, drawing a league-leading 117 walks. In 2001, he furthered his own records making new personal bests and world records.

In 2001, he had hit 39 home runs by the All-star break, drew a major league record 177 walks, and had a .515 on-base average. His slugging percentage stood at .863 ending the season with a major league record of 73 home runs.

In 2002, he renewed his contract with the Giants for yet another five year term for a record $90 million. He had hit 46 home runs in 403 at bats. Same year, he secured the NL batting title with a career high of .370. He finished the year with 198 walks and slugging average of .799. He also struck his 600th home run same year.

For the 2003, season, he had hit 45 home runs in just 390 at-bats, along with a .341 batting average. He slugged .749, walked 148 times, and had an on-base average of .529 for the third straight year.

Year 2004 marked a year of personal bests for him as he won his second National League title. He slugged .812 and secured an on-base average of .609. Same year, he hit his 700th home run, eventually securing his fourth straight MPV award and seventh in total.

Before the onset of 2005 season, the steroid controversy filled up the media with rumors of him having performance-enhancing drugs doing the rounds. Despite this, he secured a $22 million deal in Major League Baseball, which was the second highest salary. However, he was down with knee injury and suffered from multiple surgeries, and rehabilitation

In 2006, he equalled Babe Ruth’s hitting his 714th career home run on May 20th eventually surpassing the latter’s record by scoring a run against Colorado Rockies pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim to make his overall home run total stand at 715. Later in September, he tied with Henry Aaron's National League career home run record of 733 which he surpassed a day later making NL career home run record

Year 2007 was a historic year in baseball history and his career. He finally broke Aaron’s home run record by scoring his 756th home run off Mike Bacsik in San Francisco. With this, he became an all-time career home run record holder, outperforming Henry Aaron. He ended the season with .276 batting average, 28 home runs, and 66 RBIs in 126 games and 340 at bats

His contract with the Giants ended on September 21, 2007. Filing for a free agency, he however, was not signed by any of the teams for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. As of 2010, he maintained his stand of not being retired.

Barry Bonds Major Works

His illustrious career has been decorated with numerous distinctions and records, including the all-time Major League career record of 762 home runs, 2, 558 walks and 688 international walks. Furthermore, he has an on-base percentage of .444, 2, 227 runs, 1, 440 extra-base hits, 5, 976 total bases and 12.92 at-bats per home run.

He is the only player in the 500-500 club with 762 home runs and 514 stolen bases. Additionally, he is the fourth player in baseball history to rank in the 40-40 club with 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in the same season.

Barry Bonds Awards & Achievements

His exceptional talent, skilled power play and a deep acumen for the game won him numerous achievements throughout his over two decades of playing career. He has been 5-times SF Giants Player of the Year, 7 times Baseball America NL All-Star, 3 times each Major League Player of the Year and Baseball America MLB Player of the Year.

His achievements soared further as he became the proud recipient of 8 times Gold Glove winner for NL Outfielder, 12 times Silver Slugger winner for NL Outfielder, 14-times All-Star and 3 times NL Hank Aaron Award winner. He further was bestowed with Babe Ruth Home Run Award.

Barry Bonds Personal Life & Legacy

Bonds tied the knot with Susann Margreth Branco. The couple was blessed with two children, Nikolai and Shikari. They parted ways in June 1994, legally annulling their marriage in 1997.

From 1994 until 2003, he shared an intimate relationship with Kimberly Bell. He however tied the nuptial knot with Liz Watson at the San Francisco Ritz Carlton in 1998. The couple was blessed with a daughter Aisha. This alliance too did not work out for long and she filed for a legal separation in 2010.

Barry Bonds Trivia

This outstanding baseball player and winner of three-times National League Most Valuable Player Award made a cameo appearance in the movie ‘Rookie of the Year’, while playing for Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Barry Bonds awards

  • Other

    • 1991
    • 1992
    • 1993
    • 1994
    • 1996
      1997 - Silver Slugger Award winner
    • 2000
    • 2001
    • 2002
    • 2003
      2004 - Silver Slugger Award winner
    • 1990
      NL MVP
    • 1992
      1993 - NL MVP
    • 2001
    • 2002
    • 2003
      2004 - NL MVP2001
    • 2002
      Aaron Award winner
    • 2004
      Aaron Award winner
    • 1996
      Home Run Derby winner
    • 1990 - 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - Gold Glove Award winner
    • 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - Gold Glove Award winner
    • 1990
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Barry Bonds biography timelines

  • Barry Bonds was born to Bobby Bonds, a former Giant and Major League outfielder in Riverside, California. He was raised in San Carlos.
    24th Jul 1964
  • After graduating from college, he was drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates for the 1985 Major League Baseball Draft. His mastery over the game earned him the July 1985 player of the Month for the League title.
    1985
  • He enrolled at the Arizona University, graduating from the same in 1986 with a degree in criminology. While at the university, he did not forego his passion for baseball and continued to outperform from his college team.
    1986
  • He made his major league debut in 1986. Same year, he led the National League rookies, finishing sixth as the Rookie of the Year. In his early years as a professional baseball player, he honed his skills continuously, improving his hitting average and bettering his home runs record.
    1986
  • Bonds tied the knot with Susann Margreth Branco. The couple was blessed with two children, Nikolai and Shikari. They parted ways in June 1994, legally annulling their marriage in 1997.
    1988 To 1994
  • In the 1993 season, upon becoming a free agent, he traded himself off to San Francisco Giants, which seemed to be a home team for him, given the fact that both his father and godfather played for it.
    1993
  • During his time with the San Francisco Giants, he continuously refined his abilities, proving to be a dynamic hitter and breaking records. He won his third MPV award overall, finishing the 1993 season with .336 hitting average, 46 home runs and 123 RBI.
    1993
  • For seasons 1994 and 1995, his records somewhat dwindled as he finished fourth and twelfth respectively in the MPV voting. His batting average even declined to .294. Interestingly, baseball apart, he was seen playing a small role as himself in television-film, ‘Jane’s House’.
    1994 To 1995
  • From 1994 until 2003, he shared an intimate relationship with Kimberly Bell. He however tied the nuptial knot with Liz Watson at the San Francisco Ritz Carlton in 1998. The couple was blessed with a daughter Aisha. This alliance too did not work out for long and she filed for a legal separation in 2010.
    1994 To 2010
  • In the 1996 season, he made a strong comeback, becoming the first National League player and the second Major League player to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases. He broke several more records in the year, becoming fourth player to steal 300 bases and hit 300 home runs for a career.
    1996
  • Though in 1997, his batting average dipped to a then all-time career low of .291, he had successfully hit 40 home runs for a consecutive second time, droving in 101 runs and leading with 145 walks.
    1997
  • He bettered his batting average for 1998, securing .303 with 37 home runs and drove in 122 runs. With this, he became the first player to have a career total of 400 home runs and 400 stolen bases. Same year, he became the fifth player in baseball history to be given an international walk.
    1998
  • In the new millennium, he hit a batting average of .306 with a percentage of .688 hitting 49 home runs in just 143 games, drawing a league-leading 117 walks. In 2001, he furthered his own records making new personal bests and world records.
    2001
  • In 2001, he had hit 39 home runs by the All-star break, drew a major league record 177 walks, and had a .515 on-base average. His slugging percentage stood at .863 ending the season with a major league record of 73 home runs.
    2001
  • In 2002, he renewed his contract with the Giants for yet another five year term for a record $90 million. He had hit 46 home runs in 403 at bats. Same year, he secured the NL batting title with a career high of .370. He finished the year with 198 walks and slugging average of .799. He also struck his 600th home run same year.
    2002
  • For the 2003, season, he had hit 45 home runs in just 390 at-bats, along with a .341 batting average. He slugged .749, walked 148 times, and had an on-base average of .529 for the third straight year.
    2003
  • Year 2004 marked a year of personal bests for him as he won his second National League title. He slugged .812 and secured an on-base average of .609. Same year, he hit his 700th home run, eventually securing his fourth straight MPV award and seventh in total.
    2004
  • Before the onset of 2005 season, the steroid controversy filled up the media with rumors of him having performance-enhancing drugs doing the rounds. Despite this, he secured a $22 million deal in Major League Baseball, which was the second highest salary. However, he was down with knee injury and suffered from multiple surgeries, and rehabilitation
    2005
  • In 2006, he equalled Babe Ruth’s hitting his 714th career home run on May 20th eventually surpassing the latter’s record by scoring a run against Colorado Rockies pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim to make his overall home run total stand at 715. Later in September, he tied with Henry Aaron's National League career home run record of 733 which he surpassed a day later making NL career home run record
    2006
  • Year 2007 was a historic year in baseball history and his career. He finally broke Aaron’s home run record by scoring his 756th home run off Mike Bacsik in San Francisco. With this, he became an all-time career home run record holder, outperforming Henry Aaron. He ended the season with .276 batting average, 28 home runs, and 66 RBIs in 126 games and 340 at bats
    2007
  • His contract with the Giants ended on September 21, 2007. Filing for a free agency, he however, was not signed by any of the teams for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. As of 2010, he maintained his stand of not being retired.
    21st Sep 2007
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Frequently asked questions about Barry Bonds

  • What is Barry Bonds birthday?

    Barry Bonds was born at July 24, 1964

  • Where is Barry Bonds's birth place?

    Barry Bonds was born in Riverside, California

  • What is Barry Bonds nationalities?

    Barry Bonds's nationalities is American

  • Who is Barry Bonds spouses?

    Barry Bonds's spouses is Liz Watson (m. 1998–2010), Susann Margreth Branco (m. 1988–1994)

  • Who is Barry Bonds siblings?

    Barry Bonds's siblings is Bobby Jr.

  • Who is Barry Bonds childrens?

    Barry Bonds's childrens is Nikolai Shikari

  • What was Barry Bonds universities?

    Barry Bonds studied at Junípero Serra High School, Arizona State University university

  • How tall is Barry Bonds?

    Barry Bonds's height is 188

  • Who is Barry Bonds's father?

    Barry Bonds's father is Bobby Lee Bonds

  • What is Barry Bonds's sun sign?

    Barry Bonds is Leo