Barry Bonds: Case of a Legend Athlete
People who are fanatics of Major League Baseball will certainly know who Barry Bonds is. He is a legend in the league. Barry Bond is also a son of a former player in the league. But his popularity was tainted with his current case on the use of steroids. He is still being tried for this offense. He was accused by the federal court of using steroids which he denied. The supplement that he was taking was given by a trainer which is found to be involved in the illegal distribution of steroids to athletes. According to Bonds, he did not used supplements that are prohibited by the government including substances like steroids. He only used a supplement for the relief of pain that he was suffering especially after every game. Bonds also stated that he used the supplement in front of other players of the team, coaches and can be seen by other people.
Here is a short info and some statistics of Barry Bonds. His entire career is full of brilliant achievements. He also received so many awards and has given so many victories to his team. His 275 ball was even auctioned and will be put in a museum.
Team: San Francisco Giants - No. 25
Position: Left fielder
Born: July 24 1964
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Major League Baseball Debut: May 30, 1986 Pittsburgh Pirates
Statistics for 2007 Season:
Batting average: .298
Home runs: 762
Runs batted in: 1,996
Stolen bases: 514
Slugging percentage: .607
Most Valuable Player (NL): (1990, 1992-1993, 2001-2004)
Gold Glove (NL): (1990-1994, 1996-1998)
Silver Slugger (NL): (1990-1994, 1996-1997, 2000-2004)
Hank Aaron Award (NL): (2001-2002, 2004)
All-Star (NL): (1990, 1992-1998, 2000-2004, 2007)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1986-1992)
San Francisco Giants (1993-2007)
He is the lone member of the 500-500 club, which means he has hit at least 500 home runs (762) and stolen 500 bases (514). In the year 1996, Barry Bonds was also awarded the 40-40 club which means he hit 40 home runs (42) and stole 40 bases (40) in the same season. He is one of only four baseball players all-time who have this record.
With these achievements, Barry Bonds will always be a legend. He surpassed so many records. Whatever his fate will be, he will still be the man who breaks records. An athlete who showed great strength and skills. We can all agree that he gave good performances and make us enjoy every game he played.