Bonds Home Run Record is ...
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8/8/07 at 4:02am
All Time HR: 756 and counting.
HR in a season: 73
Walks: 2540 and counting
Intentional walks: 679 and counting
Consecutive games with a walk: 18
Consecutive plate apearances w/ walk: 7
Number of pitchers homered off: 446
MVP Awards: 7
Consecutive MVP awards: 4
Shares record for consecutive 30 HR seasons: 13
Only player with 400 HR and 400 steals
Only player with 500 HR and 500 steals
One of four in the 40/40 club
Consecutive season with .600 or higher Slugging Percentage: 8
14 time All Star
8 Gold Gloves
12 time Silver Slugger
He might be a complete D*CK, but he's the best ever.
I've read that steroids can be attributed for at best a 5% increase in home runs. While that amount was probably enough for Bonds to make it past Aaron before his body completely falls apart, other factors helped more. Juiced baseballs, shrinking strike zones and homer friendly stadiums helped Bonds more than steroids. This era in baseball is tainted for all sorts of reasons so its only fitting that Bonds' record comes to symbolize it.
ted williams didn't have any rings, either.
it's a very long list.
this "got a ring?" thing has gotten way outta hand, where measuring a player's skill, or even value, is concerned.
it counts for a lot in golf and tennis and swimming, etc., where it's you against other individuals.
when you get into team sports, that starts to shift a little, especially when you move from, say, basketball - certainly a team game - to baseball, where you add up individual achievments and you may get there...or you may not.
bill russell had a lot more rings than wilt chamberlain but NOBODY impacted the game, completely changed the game, the way wilt did. he didn't get his first ring til 1967, after entering the league a few years earlier and rewriting the record books, when he was traded to philadelphia and finally had a decent supporting cast. then another with the lakers, when he'd changed his game completely to be that of a defensive-minded cog in a sweet machine, with the great jerry west and one of the better teams of all time. in fact, another all-time great who just missed that ring was elgin baylor.
o.j. simpson, in his prime, was pretty untouchable, as well as being the focus - duh - of the bills offense back then.
like i said, a long list, including dan marino, who was pretty decent, even though he couldn't stop the other team from scoring.
a single baseball player is never going to carry his team to success over the course of a season; he can only hope to contribute in a way that gives his team a chance, as bonds did with the giants in 2002. do they get to the world series without bonds?
most valuable player says everything. bonds has seven, more than twice as many as anybody else.
anyway, as has been said, his peers know what's up. and even if they don't like him, they are generally still awed. THEY are the ones who know.