Barry Bonds: A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest by John Bloom

By John Bloom

Barry Bonds has emerged, statistically, because the so much feared hitter considering Babe Ruth. Bonds, winner of a checklist six MVP awards, holds the single-season checklist for home-runs, slugging percent, on-base percent, and walks, and is the one participant ever to have hit 500 home-runs and stolen 500 bases. His statistical functionality is past reproach, yet his public photo continues to be debatable, and up to date allegations of steroid use have forged a shadow over his remarkable accomplishments. This well timed booklet strips away the hype and takes an goal glance and Bonds' existence and career.It has been stated that hitting a baseball is the toughest factor to do in expert activities. Baseball's All-Time maximum Hitters provides biographies on Greenwood's choice for the 12 most sensible hitters in significant League historical past, written by way of a few of trendy most sensible baseball authors. those books current simple tales in obtainable language for the highschool researcher and the overall reader alike. every one quantity features a timeline, bibliography, and index. furthermore, each one quantity contains a Making of a Legend bankruptcy that analyses the evolution of the player's repute and (in a few circumstances) infamy.

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If Bonds had not so completely obliterated any imaginable expectation of what a baseball player could Barry Bonds do over the next decade, 1993 might have been considered the season of a lifetime for Bonds—or for any player for that matter. When Bonds signed with the Giants, he made the choice to leave a team that was one out away from the World Series to join a team that was literally on life support. After winning the National League West pennant in 1987 and the National League title in 1989, the Giants had gone into a tailspin at the beginning of the new decade.

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After the third inning of Game 1, Van Slyke, Bonilla, and Bonds went 0 for 16 with runners in scoring position and 1 for 35 with runners on base. ” He particularly singled out Bonds for blame, saying that he provided a noticeable lack of leadership to the team. Collier argued that the Braves Terry Pendleton set a selfless, positive example to his teammates, not only playing hard but accepting personal responsibility for a poor hitting performance in the playoffs. ”34 In the off-season, Bonds’ fears about losing Bonilla as a teammate came true as the star outfielder signed with the New York Mets.

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