Posted on 07-08-2007
Filed Under (Barry Bonds, SF Giants) by Michael New Jr.

Barry Bonds the Greatest Player of All-timeOn Saturday night, Barry Bonds on a 2-1 count, hit an outside pitch 386 feet off the upper deck and into the stands for career home run number 755. He moved into a tie with Hank Aaron for the most home runs ever hit by a single player. What an amazing career this man has had. In my mind he is a first ballot hall of famer, steroid era and all. When looking at Bonds’ career, he holds so many MLB records it’s hard not to imagine him being inducted into Cooperstown. In my opinion, he’s the greatest baseball player to ever put on a uniform…period!

Here’s a list of some of the all-time records Bonds holds:

  • 762 Career Home Runs (Next closest is Hank Aaron with 755)
  • 2,558 Walks (Next closest is Rickey Henderson with 2,190
  • Only player in the 500/500 club(Next closest is Bobby Bonds in the 300/300 club)
  • 688 Intentional Walks (Next closest is Willie McCovey with 260)
  • 7 MVP’s (Next closest with 3 each are Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra & Roy Campanella)
  • To me, the last one is the most telling of all…

    Here’s a list of some of the single season records Bonds holds:

  • 73 Home Runs in 2001 (Next closest is Mark McGwire with 70 in 1998)
  • 232 Walks in 2004 (Next closest is Barry Bonds with 198 in 2002)
  • 68 Intentional Walks in 2002 (Next closest is Barry Bonds with 61 in 2003)
  • .582 On-Base Percentage in 2002 (Next closest is Ted Williams with .551 in 1941)
  • .863 Slugging Percentage in 2001(Next closest is Babe Ruth with .847 in 1920)
  • As you can see, Bonds has had an amazing career. It seems like every time I watch a Giants game I hear about some other record he’s obtained. Obviously, I didn’t list them all, but just some of the more important ones. He is for sure, the greatest player ever.

    (5) Comments   


    jonesy on 7 August, 2007 at 9:27 pm #

    clearly you’re not an educated baseball man – going by numbers and records only one will come close to calculating the greatest player but numbers are not the end all be all. you’re also completely discounting pitchers. are they not ‘players’ of the game. Babe Ruth had so much more of an impact in the game than Bonds. Bonds has never hit more home runs than entire teams and Ruth did it regularly. Ruth was also a fantiastic PITCHER! He was dominant at every part of the game he attempted. and HELLO – if you know anything about growth hormones and steroids and what a person looks like when he or she has taken them then you would know that Bonds has. you’re a complete moron and I can’t think that you even believe what you are claiming but are instead trying to get a rise out of people and more traffic to your site. which in the case of myself it worked so way to go.

    David Lay on 7 August, 2007 at 10:04 pm #

    Numbers don’t lie. I have followed baseball since I was 7 years old (Watching Will Clark make pitchers look silly) and I must say that I have never seen a player do the things that Barry Lamar Bonds has done. Like him or not folks – NUMBERS DON’T LIE!!
    PS- While i was writing this comment, he just put 435 feet between himself and the ball… 756!

    paul on 14 August, 2007 at 12:50 pm #

    I agree that Bonds is the greatest to put on a uniform. Babe
    Ruth did not compete against black players.
    As for steroids don’t blame bonds blame th players union for blocking action. If the players really cared they would have walked Bonds to keep him from getting the record. He is already theleader in walks and intentional walks

    Paul on 28 October, 2007 at 8:43 pm #

    Don’t forget his failed test for methamphetamine too. T
    hat just makes him even more better doesn’t it?

    [...] Barry Bonds asked the federal judge in charge of his perjury case to dismiss it today, arguing the indictment is “scattershot” and noted for its “striking inartfulness.” This gives us an inside look at how his lawyers are beginning to outline and defend their client. The attorneys said that the questions asked by prosecutors during Bonds’ December 2003 grand jury appearance were vague, ambiguous and confusing. The lawyers asked that the case be thrown out on the grounds that he couldn’t have been lying when the questions asked of him did not allow a concise response. [...]

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