Barry Bonds hasn’t discovered his means into Cooperstown but, however he’ll be immortalized as a Big on Aug. 11 when San Francisco retires his No. 25 jersey, the workforce introduced Tuesday.
August 11, 2018#Bonds25 | #ForeverGiant | #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/0h1iLELzMl— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) February 6, 2018
“No different Giants participant has worn quantity 25 since Barry’s remaining season. It’s time to formally retire his quantity in honor of his outstanding 22-year profession as one of many best gamers of all time and for his numerous achievements and contributions as a Big,” Giants president and CEO Laurence M. Baer mentioned in an announcement.
Bonds spent his remaining 15 MLB seasons in San Francisco after signing with the workforce in 1993. He batted .312 with 381 doubles, 41 triples, 586 house runs and 1,440 RBI in 1,976 video games in that span.
Twelve of Bonds’ 14 All-Star Recreation choices got here in San Francisco as he led an assault towards the workforce’s document books. He holds franchise data for house runs, batting common, runs, doubles, RBIs and walks.
“I’m each honored and humbled that the Giants are going to retire my quantity this season,” Bonds mentioned. “Rising up, Candlestick Park was my house away from house, and it’s the place my dad and godfather Willie performed. For me to have performed on the identical discipline as them, put on the identical uniform and now have my quantity retired, becoming a member of Willie and the opposite Giants legends is extraordinarily particular. Quantity 25 has meant rather a lot to me all through my profession and it’s much more particular that I acquired to share that with my dad.”
Bonds, the all-time chief in house runs (762), acquired 56.four % of votes throughout the newest spherical of Corridor of Fame voting — his highest proportion in six tries (75 % is required for induction). He’s at present a particular advisor for the Giants.