June 25, 1968: Bonds slams in 1st game
Submitted by BTGrimes on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 5:00am
In with a Bang
Yes, Bobby Bonds was Barry Bonds' father. Barry's stats outshine his father's, but Bobby was no slouch himself. He was a 5-tool player - run, catch, throw, hit and hit for power. Five times he hit 30 home runs and stole 30 bases. Five times he had 90 or more RBI. His best all-around year was probably 1970 when he hit .302, 26 home runs, 78 runs batted in, which is not phenomenal, but he also had 134 runs scored and a .375 on base percentage.
Despite some excellent numbers, Bobby just didn't seem to quite meet expectations - which were high. His longest stint was with the same team his son finished his career with - the Giants, but he bounced around a lot; also playing for the Yankees, Angels, White Sox, Rangers, Cardinals and Cubs.
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