By John Bloom
Barry Bonds has emerged, statistically, because the such a lot feared hitter due to the fact Babe Ruth. Bonds, winner of a checklist six MVP awards, holds the single-season checklist for home-runs, slugging percent, on-base percent, and walks, and is the one participant ever to have hit 500 home-runs and stolen 500 bases. His statistical functionality is past reproach, yet his public photo continues to be debatable, and up to date allegations of steroid use have solid a shadow over his extraordinary accomplishments. This well timed e-book strips away the hype and takes an target glance and Bonds' existence and career.It has been acknowledged that hitting a baseball is the toughest factor to do in specialist activities. Baseball's All-Time maximum Hitters offers biographies on Greenwood's choice for the 12 most sensible hitters in significant League heritage, written by way of a few of trendy most sensible baseball authors. those books current undemanding tales in available language for the highschool researcher and the final reader alike. each one quantity encompasses a timeline, bibliography, and index. additionally, each one quantity encompasses a Making of a Legend bankruptcy that analyses the evolution of the player's reputation and (in a few circumstances) infamy.
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Sports News, Associated Press, May 23, 1986. 41. Grann, “Slugging It Out,” 52. 15 The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Bonds in the 1985 amateur free-agent draft. 565 slugging percentage and helped lead his team to the playoffs, winning his first of two Most Valuable Player awards while with the Pirates. However, in three postseason appearances with Pittsburgh, Bonds struggled at the plate and developed a reputation for poor clutch hitting in October. Y. 2 Stardom and Dashed Hopes in Pittsburgh, 1986–1992 In 1986, Barry’s rookie year with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the memory of Bobby Bonds was still fresh in the minds of many baseball fans.
He remembers, “Everything was easy for me, all sports, when I was a kid. I’d work half as hard as other kids did and I was better. Why work when I had so much ability? ” McKercher also thinks that Bonds himself was feeling increasingly troubled as a high school student. As Bobby Bonds would get traded from team to team, Barry saw less of his father. Each trade seemed to take a toll on Barry. “It was like his dad wasn’t wanted. . You see that, and it lingers. You see your dad go from San Francisco to New York to Anaheim to Texas to Cleveland to Chicago .
You see that, and it lingers. You see your dad go from San Francisco to New York to Anaheim to Texas to Cleveland to Chicago . . ”26 As his father was increasingly absent, Bonds looked to his coaches as male authority figures. Kevin Donahue, the basketball coach at Serra, recalled talking to Bonds about his problems at home. “Barry spent a lot of time in my office talking about problems, most of them the typical problems teenagers have. He was under a microscope because of who his dad was.