By John Bloom
Barry Bonds has emerged, statistically, because the such a lot feared hitter considering the fact that Babe Ruth. Bonds, winner of a list 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 photograph is still arguable, and up to date allegations of steroid use have forged a shadow over his remarkable accomplishments. This well timed ebook strips away the hype and takes an target glance and Bonds' lifestyles 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 provides biographies on Greenwood's choice for the 12 most sensible hitters in significant League heritage, written by way of a few of ultra-modern top baseball authors. those books current uncomplicated tales in available language for the highschool researcher and the overall reader alike. every one quantity contains a timeline, bibliography, and index. additionally, each one quantity incorporates a Making of a Legend bankruptcy that analyses the evolution of the player's popularity and (in a few instances) infamy.
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11. ” 12. Dave Anderson, “Sports of the Times,” New York Times, October 5, 1990, 29A. 13. “Pirates Sharing the Wealth,” Bergen Record. 14. Claire Smith, “Bonds Is Voted MVP in Landslide,” New York Times, November 20, 1990, 13B. 15. “Pirates Sharing the Wealth,” Bergen Record. 16. Anderson, “Sports of the Times,” 29A. 17. “Pirates Sharing the Wealth,” Bergen Record. 18. Bob Hertzel, “Pirates Show Strain from Tension Spring,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 5, 1991. 19. ; Russell Schneider, “Bonds Fight, Player Losses May Hurt Pirates,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 19, 1991; Marc Topkin, “Keeping Pirates Shipshape,” St.
19. ; Russell Schneider, “Bonds Fight, Player Losses May Hurt Pirates,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 19, 1991; Marc Topkin, “Keeping Pirates Shipshape,” St. Petersburg Times, March 23, 1991, 5C. 20. ” 21. Ibid. 22. Topkin, “Keeping Pirates Shipshape,” 5C. 23. “Leyland, Bonds Dispute,” New York Times, March 5, 1991, B12. 24. ” 25. Ibid. 26. Bob Hertzel, “Bonds Blames Bad-Guy Label on the Media,” Pittsburgh PostGazette, March 5, 1991, C1. 27. Woody Paige, “FAM-I-LEE IN TURMOIL: Barry Bonds Never Wanted to Be Problem,” Denver Post, March 18, 1991, 1D.
Atlanta, however, turned around after acquiring Fred McGriff following the All-Star break. By the end of August, the Braves had swept the Giants in a crucial three-game series in San Francisco. In September, the Giants went into a free fall, losing 8 consecutive games, and 9 out of 10 between the 5th and the 15th. It looked as if the Giants had returned to their old form. They responded, however, and rebounded back into the race, winning their next 4 games and 14 out of their next 16. The Giants and Braves went into the last game of the season locked in a tie.