Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds, arguably the most famous slugger in MLB history, was a 22 year veteran who primarily played for the San Francisco Giants. He holds the record for the most home runs hit in MLB history at 762. He is most famous for being accused of taking steroids, and thus all of his records have been largely considered tainted.

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What are the official longest home runs in MLB?

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Icons of the game have issued numerous prodigious blasts worthy of awe, but the actual distance is apocryphal and subject to much hyperbole. Examples include: Mickey Mantle - 660 Feet Mickey Mantle - 634 feet. On 4/15/1961, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Wally Post hit a shot in St. Louis that traveled 569 feet. In the news article from the Cincinnati papers, Stan Musial was quoted it was by far the longest homer he ever witnessed. Bob Nieman, a Cardinals out fielder who also witnessed Mantle's famed shot in Washington stated this was longer than Mantle's. The Mick hit the first taped home run at 660ft at Griffth stadium after he hit the roof five times coming within mere feet of hitting it out of Yankee Stadium. "ON ONE LEG." Micky Mantle FOR THE YANKEES hit a ball 660 feet. the real record. Mickey Mantle at Yankee Stadium on 2-3 occasions hit 550-560' and one occasion 570'-620'. Mick has the record. In an exhibition game, Mickey Mantle hit a ball 660 feet. He was also known for hitting home run's over 600 feet on more than one occasion. Mickey Mantle hit a 643-foot homer according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Other answers Babe Ruth 601' at Navin Field in 1941, plus about 6-8 other occasions 550'--600' possibly a bit more. I was told watching a Boston Red Sox game (seeing I'm from Boston) of two longest distances for home runs, not only in Fenway Park, but ever. In Fenway Park, there is a single red seat in the center field bleachers Section 42, Row 37, Seat 21, that measures 502 feet from home plate. Ted Williams (Teddy Ballgame) hit a home run off of Fred Hitchinson off of the Detroit Tigers June 9, 1946, the furthest home run in Fenway Park history. The other home run was also hit by Ted Williams and measured a distance of 565 feet from home plate. Manny hit a 500-510 homer. Adam Dunn hit a 595 footer off Jose Limas at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. Alex Rodriguez hit a ball about 535' in July 05. Ralph Kiner 560' at Forbes Field. Frank Howard 560' at Forbes Field. Jimmie Foxx 550' at Shibe Park. Ted Williams 613'. The longest one in recent history was Big Mac's 545 ft steroidal shot off the facing of the center field upper deck at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. That was a conservative estimate too. They have a band aid on the spot. That was in 1998 off of Ramon or Dennis Martinez (both gave up a 500+ shot off to him that year, so it's one or the other). The one Mac hit off the back wall ABOVE the upper deck at the King Dome a year earlier off the Unit was measured at 538ft (again, conservative). He's hit several like that. Was Andreas Galaragas "Five mile Home run" at Joe Robbie/Pro Player stadium ever measured? The one he hit into the upper deck of left field while he was still playing for the Colorado Rockies? Most of your questions should be answered if you go to this link. www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/art_hr.shtml Ernie Lombardi of the Cincinnati Reds in 1931. The person to hit the longest home run is Roger Connor. Josh Gibson's Legendary Blast. There's a famous story that Josh Gibson hit a ball that disappeared out of the park in Pittsburgh and was ruled a home run. The next day in Philadelphia a ball fell from the sky and a stunned outfielder reacted and caught it. The umpire immediately pointed to Josh Gibson and shouted "You're out in Pittsburgh, yesterday." This blast unfortunately doesn't count as a potential longest home run in MLB, because (in addition to being an even greater exaggeration than most of the other candidates) it occurred in the Negro Leagues, not in the MLB. As is proper in a sport where arguing about feats and comparing cross-generational exploits is part of the fun, there is no real answer. An interesting article about how home runs are accurately (rather, inaccurately) measured: http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/art_hr.shtml. The definitive article about the (probable) actual distances and researched reality of prodigious home run distances may be "Long Distance Home Runs," William J. Jenkinson's 1996 article in The Home Run Encyclopedia. Essentially, anything over 450 feet is truly remarkable, and few ever reach the 500 foot mark, which is truly exceptional. Dave Kingman's April 14, 1976 blast at Wrigley Field actually hit the third house beyond Waveland Avenue, 530 feet away. All others are subject to debate as where they might have landed, were measured where found so they had rolled some distance, whether the ball was rising or falling at the time it hit some portion of the stadium, velocity, and various other factors. I heard that Babe Ruth hit a home run in Fort Wayne Indiana and it landed in a train car while the train was moving. It kept on going. The farthest collegiate homerun was in 2008 at Irwin Field in Tyler, Texas by UT Dallas leftfielder Jared Smith.
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Is Barry Bonds retired?

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Barry Bonds is not officially retired currently. He is on the free agents list but nobody wants him currently. Actually he isn't on the free-agents list because he doesn't play baseball anymore but he can though :)
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What stadium was the squirrel crawling across the backstop and Barry Bonds almost hit it?

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It was at a Giants-Cardinals Game. Either at Busch Stadium or Candlestick Park
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What is the value of a Donovan McNabb limited edition rookie card from Topps?

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Topps did not make many Limited Adition Topps cards. The card is then worth about a hundred dollars or more since Mcnabb will probally be a Hall of Famer one day.
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Who hit the longest home run in MLB history?

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The player who hit the verifiable longest home run is Mickey Mantle. i believe it was around 634 feet. Mickey Mantle hit the home run on September 10,1960.
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Who hit the first home run in Major League Baseball history?

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The first home run hit in MLB history was by Ezra Sutton of the Cleveland Forest Citys on May 8, 1871 against the Chicago White Stockings in the National Association. Sutton hit a second home run in the game to be the player to hit the first and second home runs in MLB history. Ross Barnes of the Chicago White Stockings, later the Cubs, hit the first home run in the National League on May 2, 1876. Later that day Charlie Jones of the Cincinati Red Stockings also hit one. It's not recorded whether these were inside the park home runs or not, but it is likely that they were.
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Weren't the original Killer B's Barry Bonds and Bobby Bonilla?

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Bonds and Bonilla were two of the original killer B's. I believe there were more "B's" than just them, though. Sid Bream, Jay Bell, and Rafael Belliard were also part of those teams. I feel like I'm forgetting someone, though. Hope that helps answer some of the question! True enough, although I'm sure this is the first and only time, Rafael Belliard has ever been called a "killer B' - maybe just a "B" would be better! Steve buechele, wally backman, Stan belinda. none of them were considered killer b's though. It was just bonds, bonilla, and bream.
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How long did Barry Bonds play baseball?

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Bonds played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1986 to 1992 and the San Francisco Giants from 1993 to 2007.
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What is the value of a 1987 donruss Barry Bonds number 326?

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1988 Donruss Barry Bonds card number 326 The card you have was issued in 1988, and would have stats from 1987. A 1988 Donruss Barry Bonds baseball card number 326 has a book value of about $2.00 in near/mint -mint condition. Professionally graded cards will sell for more. Condition is important. Common flaws with baseball cards include: rounded edges, creases, off centered, and faded color. Any or all flaws will devalue the card significantly.
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Who caught Barry Bonds 752nd home run ball?

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39-year-old Dave Davison retrieved the ball on Sheffield Avenue past the right field wall near Wrigley Field on July 19th, 2007.
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What is the MLB record for consecutive games with a home run?

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For a player, Dale Long of the 1956 Pittsburgh Pirates, Don Mattingly of the 1987 New York Yankees, and Ken Griffey Jr. of the 1993 Seattle Mariners hold the MLB record for consecutive games hitting a home run with 8.
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Who holds the record for most home runs in Major League Baseball history?

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this can acctually be a trick question. however the real home run record is not barry bonds, hank aaron, or babe Ruth. those are the top 3 names that come up usually. the home run record holder is JOSH GIBSON he was a negro league player and never played in the "mlb" in his era. however the mlb joint with the negro league therefore meaning all records and stats from the negro leagues are entered into the current mlb am i losing you? good cause anyways josh Gibson had something like 810 career home runs. that is the mlb home run record most baseball fans don't realize this. im 16 years old but im considered to be one of the smartest at baseball history. i worked with a man in NY named bob connely for about 5 years, if you call up to the hall of fame with questions about baseball memerobillia hes the name the baseball hall of fame will give you. and whenever he gets new memerobillia in he consaults with me about it as well. hes the master im just the student but we both have almost infinite knowledge on baseball. if you have any other questions relating to baseball feel free to contact me.. and to the people that tried to answer this im sorry i don't mean to make you seem inferior but i think the real answer should be posted Answer barry bonds broke hank aarons record of 755 Answer The Major League record is 755, by Hank Aaron. He passed Babe Ruth's career record of 714, and Barry Bonds seems to be creeping towards the all-time mark, having passed #700. Barry Bonds holds the record for most home runs in MLB history,with 762 home runs,and baseball fans believe that Alex Rodriguez will over take that within the next 5-10 years As of August 8, 2007, Barry Bonds has 756 and Hank Aaron has 755. Answer: barry bonds Actually Josh Gibson didn't hit 810 home runs, but almost 800 home runs. Try to study more kiddo.
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How do you join a sports team?

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You can join a sport team if you play a sport and your really good at it then if someone comes and says would you like to play rep and if you say yes keep playing good and then pretty soon youll be playing for a national team for the sportyour really good at.
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How many hits did Barry Bonds have in his career?

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Barry Bonds had 2,935 hits during his career.
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How many current lifetime at bats does Barry Bonds have?

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At the end of the 2007 season, Bonds has 9847 official at bats. That number does not include his career totals of 4 sacrifices, 91 sacrifice flies, 106 times hit by pitch, and 2558 bases on balls. All told, Bonds has approximately 12,600 career plate appearances.
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Did Michael Jordan ever hit a major league home run?

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No, he only played for a Double-A team. He had a brief professional baseball career for the Birmingham Barons, a Chicago White Sox farm team, batting .202 with 3 HR, 51 RBI, 30 SB, and 11 errors. He also appeared for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the 1994 Arizona Fall League.
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If Sammy Sosa Barry Bonds and Ichiro Suzuki were in a home run contest who would win?

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Home Run Contest Barry Bonds Barry Bonds would definitely win. He did take steroids so without them who knows if he would win Ichiro? Not even close (no offense). Probably Bonds, though Sosa would have a good chance. Given the whole steroid thing going on nowadays, the whole issue is probably pointless anyway. Well Bonds of old wouldn't win against Sosa of old....but the way Sosa been hitting Bonds would kill him Bonds would win. Ichiro is a good player, but is not a home run hitter, and in fact has below average power. As a Mariners fan i am sure of this. bonds would definitely win, followed by Sosa, suzuki has the record for most hits in a single season, but very little homeruns. supposedly ichiro has a whole lot of power when he wants too.... ive heard that in batting practice he kills balls. i bet if he wanted to he could put on a show Barry Bonds would win hands down, yeah he took steroids, but before he did he would hit 40 homeruns and 115 rbi, and when he did take steroids he hit 50 homeruns with 130 rbi, he is the greatest power hitter ever to play the game, with or without steroids,the answer is Barry Bonds.
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Did Barry Bonds buy performance-enhancing drugs from BALCO?

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Yes! Absolutely! As of July, 2007 there is an investigation led by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell that is delving into the use of steroids and other performance enhancing substances in baseball. Until that investigation is concluded no one will know for sure. Bonds has implicated himself by saying that he used a 'cream' that is ultimately believed to be a steroid. One thing is for sure ... almost everyone has an opinion about Bonds and steroids.
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Has Barry Bonds tested positive for steroids?

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Yes he has! But he claims he does not know how it came to be in his body. He says he has never intentionally taken them. Because of this, I say that HAMMERIN' HANK AARON will always be the real record holder! Answer as of last night he has not tested positive Answer Bonds has never failed a steroid test administered by MLB. When testifying before the grand jury in the BALCO case, he admitted to using steroids (Cream and Clear) that he said he thought were flaxseed oil and an arthritis balm. How much credence those statements hold is questionable. However, last year he did fail an amphetamine test and was subject to six additional tests by MLB over the next six months. As far as we know, he turned up clean in all six. Bonds has been tested 22 times for steroids and was clean in all 22 times. The flaxseed oil that he supposedly took was when there were no rules or regulations on performance enhancing drugs. Once MLB put their steroid policy and testing in place he never tested positive. Ryan Braun on the other hand did just last year and no one is saying anything about him!
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What is the MLB record for most home runs in one game?

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For a player it is 4, done by 15 players most recently by Mark Whiten. Answer The major league record for homeruns in one game by both teams is (12). Done twice by the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox's. 5-28-1995 Detroit(7) and Chicago(5) and on 7-02-2002, Detroit(6) and Chicago(6). The Major League record for most home runs hit in a single game by both teams seems modest, considering the record for one team is ten. On two occasions, in 1995 and 2002, the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox, in American League games, combined to hit twelve home runs. The National League record in eleven and it has been done four times; the Chicago Cubs have been involved in three of the four games, one in 1979, the most recent.