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  Bobby Bonds
Bonds was remarkable during his era for his combination of power and speed and for his proficency to strike out.
Bonds was the first player in the history of Major League Baseball to have over 300 lifetime home runs and over 400 lifetime stolen bases.
Bonds' brother Robert[?] played in the National Football League and his sister Rosie[?] was an Olympic sprinter.
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  Bobby Bonds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bonds was remarkable during his era for his combination of power and speed, but also for his propensity to strike out.
Bobby was named the NL Player of the Year by The Sporting News in 1973 and was also named an Outfielder on the NL All-Star Team in 1973 and the AL All-Star Team in 1977 by The Sporting News.
Bonds was the first player in the history of Major League Baseball to surpass both 300 home runs and 400 stolen bases.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bobby_Bonds   (469 words)

  
 SI.com - MLB - Bobby Bonds dies after long illness - Saturday August 23, 2003 9:32PM
Bobby Bonds reached the 30-30 mark five times in his 14-year career.
Bonds played seven seasons with San Francisco, and he was with the organization for 23 seasons as a player, coach, scout or front-office employee.
Bonds is survived by his wife, Pat; a daughter, Cheryl Dugan; and three sons: Barry, Ricky and Bobby Jr.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2003/baseball/mlb/08/23/bonds.obit.ap   (1664 words)

  
 Joe Morgan remembers Bobby Bonds
Bobby and his famous son, Barry Bonds, are the only major-leaguers to reach the 30-30 plateau in five seasons.
Bobby was one of baseball's pioneers in terms of combining tremendous power and tremendous speed.
Bobby had that tremendous season in '73 after he had come out from under the shadow of Willie Mays, who went to the Mets in '72.
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 Bobby Bonds (1946-2003)
Bobby Bonds, one of the most well rounded ballplayers in Major League history and the senior member of the greatest father-son tandem in baseball history, died August 23rd after a long battle with a variety of ailments.
Bonds was in his 23rd season with the Giants as either a player, coach, scout or front-office employee.
Bobby Bonds had felt OK at times and visited the clubhouse on several occasions this season, but had been in and out of the hospital in recent weeks.
www.sportsecyclopedia.com /memorial/sfg/bobbbybonds.html   (801 words)

  
 Bobby Bonds and the Thirty-Thirty Club - Associated Content
Bonds' combination of power and speed allowed him to set records as a leadoff hitter, and his propensity for swinging and missing earned Bobby Bonds some dubious strikeout marks as well.
Bobby Bonds was somewhat of a mystery, a multi-talented baseball player with a less than conventional attitude towards the game that alienated him from some of his teammates, much like his son Barry does nowadays.
Bonds was recognized as a high school All-American in track and field in 1964, and he was one of the fastest men ever to play baseball at the pro level.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/76347/bobby_bonds_and_the_thirtythirty_club.html   (531 words)

  
 Ex-Major Leaguer Bobby Bonds Dies at 57 - General - RedOrbit
Bobby Bonds, one of the first major leaguers to blend home-run power with base-stealing speed and the father of one of baseball's greatest sluggers, died Saturday.
Bonds became the second NL player to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in the same season in 1969 with the Giants.
Bonds' declining health in recent months had been a shock to the veteran Giants, who knew him as a friend and a wise presence in their clubhouse.
www.redorbit.com /news/display?id=9781   (448 words)

  
 Blog of Death: Bobby Bonds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bobby Bonds, a legendary baseball player and the father of a rising baseball star, died on Aug. 23 from lung cancer.
Bonds was a four-sport standout at his high school in Riverside, Calif. He signed with the San Francisco Giants right after graduation, and hit a grand slam during his first major league game.
Bonds was the fourth player to enter baseball's "30-30 club," whose members have hit at least 30 home runs and stolen 30 bases in a single season.
www.blogofdeath.com /archives/000252.html   (310 words)

  
 Bobby Bonds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bonds evidently had a flair for the dramatic, especially against the Dodgers, because he hit a grand slam in LA in his first major league game on June 25, 1968 (Bonds is the only player to do this in the modern era).
Bonds was an all around excellent player, one of the exciting "thunder and lighting" players who could beat a team with speed and power.
Bobby Bonds led the Giants to the division title in 1971 and then was traded away at the end of the 74 season.
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 San Francisco Giants News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bonds, one of the most well-rounded ballplayers in Major League history and the senior member of the greatest father-son tandem ever, died Aug. 23 after a long battle with a variety of ailments.
Bobby Bonds blasted a grand slam for his first Major League hit in 1968, while Barry Bonds would begin his literally booming career with homer No. 1 in 1986, only five seasons after his dad retired.
The elder Bonds had a cancerous kidney removed in 2002 and was diagnosed early this year with lung cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy.
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 AllRefer.com - Barry Lamar Bonds (Sports, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Riverside, Calif. Bonds grew up surrounded by baseball; his father, Bobby Bonds, was a San Francisco Giants outfielder (1968–74), and the great Willie Mays was his godfather.
Bonds also shattered two of Babe Ruth's long-standing records : the 81-year-old slugging record (Ruth's was.847; Bonds'.863) and the 78-year-old record for walks in a season (Ruth had 170, Bonds 177) and won his fourth MVP, a record.
In 2002, Bonds broke the 600-homer mark, set a new record for season walks (198) and on-base percentage (.582), and was again the NL MVP.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/BondsBarry.html   (333 words)

  
 African American Registry: He combined athletic power and speed, Bobby Bonds!
Bonds collected 200 hits in 1970 despite 189 strikeouts, drove in 90 runs as a leadoff man, stole 40 bases five times for the Giants, and topped twenty homers six times.
Bonds averaged 34 Home Runs and 41 stolen bases from 1969-74, and, in 1973, came close to becoming the first player to reach the 40-40 milestone.
Bonds was married to his wife Pat, and had three sons: Barry, Ricky, and Bobby Jr.
www.aaregistry.com /african_american_history/2280/He_combined_athletic_power_and_speed_Bobby_Bonds   (433 words)

  
 Bobby Bonds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
But as special as Bobby Bonds was, his success came as no surprise to those who watched him grow up on Riverside's athletic fields.
Bonds was raised in a family of premier athletes on the Eastside.
Bonds twice led the NL in runs scored and twice in total bases as well.
www.riversidehalloffame.com /inductees/bbonds.html   (320 words)

  
 Major League Baseball : News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bobby Bonds, one of the first players to blend base-stealing speed with home run power, passed away Saturday at the age of 57.
To them, Bobby Bonds was an outstanding player in his own right whose speed and power made him the prototype for a new generation of ballplayers.
Bobby Bonds was a coach with San Francisco and his son Barry was in his first year with the Giants.
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 Bobby Bonds | The BASEBALL Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bonds was the Southern California Schoolboy Athlete of the Year in 1964, and was quickly signed by the San Francisco Giants.
With his blazing speed, Bonds was the leadoff man for the Giants, and in 1969 he shared the NL lead with 120 runs scored, the first of five consecutive seasons he topped 100 tallies.
Bonds stats were unusual: he collected 200 hits in 1970 despite 189 strikeouts; he drove in 90 runs as a leadoff man; he stole 40 bases five times for the Giants while also topping twenty homers six times.
www.thebaseballpage.com /players/bondsbo01.php   (1507 words)

  
 Power plus speed Bobby Bonds: March 15, 1946—August 23, 2003: former slugger was premier leadoff hitter during his ...
BOBBY BONDS, WHO OFTEN played like a Hall of Famer during a well-traveled baseball career and formed the greatest father-son duo in major league history with Barry, lost his battle with cancer last August 23.
"Bobby was afraid to go to sleep at night because he thought he might not wake up," former teammate, friend, golf partner and fellow San Carlos resident Jim Davenport said when Bobby Bonds' health took a turn for the worse last summer.
By 1970, Bonds was the premier leadoff batter in the National League, setting a franchise record with 134 runs, hitting 26 home runs and attaining career highs with 200 hits, 36 doubles, 10 triples and a.302 average.
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Barry Lamar Bonds was born on July 24, 1964, in Riverside, California, where his father Bobby Bonds and current Giants Manager Dusty Baker were also born.
After graduating in 1982, Bonds was drafted in the 2nd round of the amateur draft by the San Francisco Giants, who offered him $70,000 out of high school, instead of the $75,000 he wanted.
That year (1992), Bonds was granted free agency as his contract with the Pirates expired, and signed with the San Francisco Giants, returning to the Bay Area in the process.
www.1hollywood.com /celebs/barry_bonds.htm   (803 words)

  
 3-time Gold Glove winner Bonds dies
SAN FRANCISCO - Bobby Bonds, one of the first major leaguers to blend home-run power with base-stealing speed and the father of one of baseball's greatest sluggers, died Saturday.
Bobby Bonds was a dazzling player who approached every aspect of the game with aggression - for better and worse.
Bonds hit.268, had 1,024 RBIs and won three Gold Glove awards as an outfielder - and his combination of power and speed was nearly unmatched.
reds.enquirer.com /2003/08/24/wwwred2bonds24.html   (1755 words)

  
 Bobby Bonds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bobby and Barry both possessed the exceptional tools of speed, defense, and power that made them perennial All Stars.
Bobby Bonds, a three-time All-Star and the MVP of the 1973 game, hit 332 home runs and stole 461 bases for the Giants, New York Yankees, California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Texas, Cleveland, St. Louis and the Chicago Cubs.
Bobby Bonds was a dazzling player who approached every aspect of the game with aggression — for better and worse.
allstarz.hollywood.com /barrybonds/bobby.htm   (454 words)

  
 ESPN.com: MLB - A special Bond(s) between father and son
Bonds over the years has played at such elite levels with such a consistent absence of expression, such a crafted stoicism, that there's just nothing about his body language that would now signal a problem, mechanical, emotional or otherwise.
Though Bonds always has been given a wide berth in the Giants' locker room, the feeling these days is that it is the respectful thing to do, rather than the product of Bonds' aloof personality among his colleagues.
Bonds is worried that he'll snap, that he'll "flip out or go crazy or pick a fight because of all the frustration and anger I have in me." More likely is that Bonds simply won't be able to summon the focus at some point, and that's natural.
espn.go.com /mlb/columns/kreidler_mark/1568019.html   (868 words)

  
 JockBio: Barry Bonds Biography
Barry Lamar Bonds was born on July 24, 1964, in Riverside, California, to Pat and Bobby Bonds.
Bobby once scored six touchdowns in three quarters, and was state champ in the long jump.
Bobby was also arrested for drunk driving, an event that drew harsh criticism in the press.
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 Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Barry Lamar Bonds was born on July 24, 1964, in Riverside, California, where his father Bobby Bonds and current Giants Manager Dusty Baker were also born.
Bobby Bonds played for the Giants until Barry was about 10 years old.
That year (1992), Bonds was granted free agency as his contract with the Pirates expired, and signed with the San Francisco Giants, returning to the Bay Area in the process.
www.bondscentral.com /Biography.htm   (794 words)

  
 ESPN.com: MLB - Bobby Bonds diagnosed with lung cancer
MESA, Ariz. -- Bobby Bonds is undergoing chemotherapy for lung cancer, seven months after an operation to remove a cancerous tumor from his kidney.
He's at home now, and Barry Bonds said he will leave spring training in mid-March to return to the Bay area to be with his father when he has another round of chemotherapy.
Bobby Bonds, 56, played for the San Francisco Giants in 1968 to 1974 and for seven other teams during a 14-season major league career, hitting 332 homers and stealing 461 bases.
espn.go.com /mlb/news/2003/0228/1515914.html   (262 words)

  
 Bobby Bonds, 57, Star and Father of Barry, Dies
Bobby Lee Bonds was born in Riverside, Calif., and was a high school star there in baseball, football and track and field.
Bonds remained a premier player for the Giants through the 1974 season, then was traded to the Yankees for outfielder Bobby Murcer, who, like Bonds, had once been touted for greatness, in Murcer's case prompting anticipation he could be another Mickey Mantle.
Bonds hit 32 homers and stole 30 bases for the Yankees, but was hobbled by a knee injury sustained in June and was traded to the Angels after the season.
www.nytimes.com /2003/08/24/obituaries/24BOND.html?ex=1377057600&en=63a013eec8cf16b4&ei=5007&partner=USERLAND   (955 words)

  
 The Ballplayers - Bobby Bonds | BaseballLibrary.com
Bonds debuted auspisciously on June 25, 1968, hitting a grand slam in the seventh inning against the Dodgers in Candlestick, the only player in the 20th century to collect a grand slam as his first hit.
The Yankees made him their number three hitter, and Bonds responded with another 30-30 effort with 85 RBIs, and became the last NL outfielder to have an unassisted double play in a game against the Mets on May 31.
Bonds was named batting coach of the Indians in 1984.
www.baseballlibrary.com /ballplayers/player.php?name=Bobby_Bonds_1946   (596 words)

  
 WE REMEMBER: Baseball legend Bobby Bonds
Barry & Bobby Bonds in a photo taken in 2002 from EURweb.com *Both one of baseball’s greatest sluggers and the father of one of baseball’s greatest sluggers, Bobby Bonds died Saturday.
Bonds had been battling lung cancer and a brain tumor for almost a year, and his health had been in decline in recent months.
Bobby Bonds, a three-time All-Star and the MVP of the 1973 game, hit 332 home runs and stole 461 bases for the Giants, Yankees, Angels, White Sox, Rangers, Indians, Cardinals and the Cubs.
www.blackwebportal.com /wire/DA.cfm?ArticleID=1385   (255 words)

  
 Absolute Bonds
Bobby Bonds played for the Giants until Barry was about 10 years old.
In that 1990 breakout year, Bonds hit 33 home runs, drove in 114 RBIs, batted with a.301 average, and stole 52 bases while leading the Pirates to the National League Eastern Division championship for the first of three consecutive years (1990 until 1992).
In 1996, Bonds became only the second player to join the exclusive 40-40 club, hitting 42 home runs and stealing 40 bases, and joining Jose Canseco, who accomplished the feat in 1988.
www.everwonder.com /david/bonds/info.htm   (1262 words)

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