Barry Bonds wins title of Home Run King
When Bonds hit his 756th home run he broke Hank Aaron's record earning him the title of Home Run King.
Teams Played For:
Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants
7 post season appearances, including 4 with Giants (1997, 2000, '02 and '03). He also reached October baseball with Pittsburgh from 1990-92...led SF to NL pennant and his 1st World Series appearance in 2002 with awe-inspiring playoff performance, hitting .356 (16-for-45) with 18 runs, 2 2Bs, 3B, 8 HRs, 16 RBI, 27 walks, .978 slugging pct. and .581 on-base mark... shares all-time record for home runs in single post season with 8 round trippers (3 in LDS, 1 in LCS and 4 in WS)
Bonds won an unprecedented 7 National League Most Valuable Player awards, with no other player winning more than 3 (1990, '92, '93, 2001, '02, '03 and '04)
He owns baseball's single-season records for home runs (73 in 2001), walks (232 in '04), intentional walks (120 in '04), on-base pct. (.609 in '04), slugging pct. (.863 in '01), HR ratio (6.52 in '01) and HR pct. (12.06 in '04).
He established ML record with 13 consecutive seasons with at least 30 homers, reaching plateau every year from 1992-2004...has belted at least 30 clouts in 14 seasons overall, 1 shy of Aaron's ML standard of 15 different 30-homer campaigns.
He also has 8 different 40-homer seasons, tying Aaron's NL record...Ruth holds ML mark with 11 such years...by hammering 45 home runs and striking out only 41 times in 2004, became just 5th player ever (10th occurrence) to hit at least 40 round trippers and strike out less times than he homered...has hit 20-or-more HRs in season 17 times, 3 behind Aaron for ML mark.
Posted National League-record 12 seasons with 100-or-more RBI.
"You can't tell me the Babe was any better than this guy. You can't tell me this guy isn't the best player in the history of the game."
— Florida Marlins Manager Jack McKeon.