Bobby Bonds
American baseball player and coach
Bobby Bonds
Bobby Lee Bonds was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball from 1968 to 1981, primarily with the San Francisco Giants.
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Manatee Death Toll Is At An All Time High, And Nobody Knows Why (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Sea cows, mermaids of the sea, gentle giants, whatever you want to call them -- manatees are in trouble. The economy of Crystal Rivers, Florida is dependent on a healthy manatee population. It is the only place, outside of Belize, where people can legally swim with the manatees, and tourists come from far-and-wide to get close to these aquatic mammals that can weigh over 1,000 pounds. Last year, however, something unusual happened to the manatee population -- there were 829 known deaths, the highest annual death toll ever recorded. Though there are many contributing factors to why manatees are endangered (boat strikes, cold temperatures, disease, infant mortality), scientists are stumped by what killed the record number in 2013. It is known that 276 manatees were killed in southwestern Florida by a red tide -- toxic algae eaten and breathed in by the animals in fatal quantities. But according to National Geographic, nobody knows what killed the manatees in the Indian Rive ...
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Bobby Bones rises to top of country radio
The Tennessean - over 3 years
Bobby Bones is not ashamed to admit that he's not a cowboy, and he doesn't own a belt buckle. But he stands on the brink of becoming the new voice of country music radio.
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DJ Bobby Bones: Waking up with Nashville's top DJ
The Tennessean - over 3 years
What makes Bobby 'Bones' Estell Nashville's top-voted DJ after taking up residence in February? It's because he's more than just a DJ famous for his radio show.
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UPDATE: Hunter Pence achieves milestone in SF Giants game vs. Rockies
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
UPDATE, 8:15 p.m.: With a three-run homer in the first inning of tonight’s game against the Rockies, Hunter Pence reached 20 for the season, making him the first Giant since Barry Bonds in 1998 to hit 20 home runs and steal 20 bases in a season.  Pence is the third player in the majors this season to reach 20-20. The others are Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies and Mike Trout of the Angels. Before Pence, six Giants had at least 20 homers and 20 steals in a season a total of 21 times. Willie Mays, Bobby Bonds and Barry Bonds did it six times apiece. Orlando Cepeda, Jeffrey Leonard and [...]
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Bonds Back In Court
Huffington Post - about 4 years
SAN FRANCISCO — A lawyer for Barry Bonds urged a federal appeals court on Wednesday to toss out the slugger's obstruction of justice conviction, saying a rambling answer he gave while testifying before a grand jury was not a crime. Appellate specialist Dennis Riordan argued that Bonds was not formally or specifically charged with the felony that he was convicted of committing. A federal jury in April 2011 found baseball's all-time home runs leader guilty of obstruction for saying he was a "celebrity child" when asked about injecting steroids. Prosecutors asked Bonds during his December 2003 grand jury appearance whether Greg Anderson, his personal trainer, ever gave him "anything that required a syringe to inject yourself with?" Bonds referred to his father, former major leaguer Bobby Bonds, when he responded "that's what keeps our friendship. You know, I am sorry, but that – you know, that – I was a celebrity child, not just in baseball by my own instincts. I ...
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Overheard at World Series Game 1
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Overheard at World Series Game 1 Overheard at World Series Game 1 -- Horton, a special assistant to Tigers prez Dave Dombrowski, recalled a chat with the son of his buddy Bobby Bonds. -- LCS memorabilia is rare at the Hall of Fame, which asked the Giants for nothing from their seven-game triumph over St. Louis, not even Hunter Pence's well-traveled bat. Because of the threat of rain, they chose not to hold it under giant tents along the waterfront, so they had an arrangement with the Fairmont, just in case they won the pennant.
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Messer Moves Up At Bobby Bones Show
Radio Ink - almost 5 years
Alayna Messer is promoted to executive producer of the Premiere-syndicated Bobby Bones Show, moving up from network producer.
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Barry Bonds seeks to have conviction overturned - San Francisco Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
He also referred to himself as "a celebrity child with a famous father," former Giants outfielder Bobby Bonds, but didn't mention drugs. Riordan argued Thursday that Bonds' answer couldn't have amounted to obstruction of justice because the prosecutor
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RIVERSIDE: Few attend community forum - Press-Enterprise
Google News - over 5 years
Public forums are scheduled, and comments are being accepted online. Forums will be held at 6 pm today at the La Sierra Community Center, 5215 La Sierra Ave.; Aug. 31 at 6:30 pm at the Bobby Bonds auditorium, 2060 University Ave.; and specifically for
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Cortes to DL with left ankle bruise - MLB.com
Google News - over 5 years
Ichiro's 35th leadoff homer on Monday moved him into a tie for sixth with Bobby Bonds on the all-time leadoff home run list. The 37-year-old is now two long balls behind Jimmy Rollins, the only active player ahead of him
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This Day In Sports History (August 23rd) – Bobby Bonds - Total Pro Sports (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
It was on this day in 2003 that former Major Leaguer Bobby Bonds passed away. Bonds died of complications from lung cancer and a brain tumor at the age of 57. Bonds was a great leadoff hitter, who had the rare combination of raw power and blazing speed
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Game thread, Mariners vs. Indians, Aug. 22 - The Seattle Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
He jumped on a 2-1 pitch from Fausto Carmona and sent it over the right-field fence, his third homer this year and 35th career leadoff homer -- tied for sixth all time with Bobby Bonds. The M's went quietly after that, wtih Mike Carp, riding a 20-game
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Cameron wants to play, but body betraying him - MLB.com
Google News - over 5 years
The others to do that are Bobby Bonds (1968-1981), Reggie Sanders (1991-2007) and Eric Davis (1984-2001). SAN DIEGO -- Sensing some frustration, Marlins manager Jack McKeon has decided to give All-Star first baseman Gaby Sanchez a day off Saturday
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Bonds returns after Summer Break…. - Cycle News
Google News - over 5 years
Bakersfield, Ca: 8/15/11: Bobby Bonds will make his return to the WORCS series following the summer break, except this time on a whole new program and ready to finish out strong for the 2011 season. After a mid-season change Bonds will make his new
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The Allure of 30/30 - Bloguin (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Before the 1980's rolled along, there were only ten 30/30 seasons in history, five of which were by Bobby Bonds. Hank Aaron had a year like that. Willie Mays had two. The milestone was dampened a bit in the '80's, as there were seven 30/30 years,
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Mickey Rivers and Dennis Boyd sign autographs for hundreds of fans at the ... - The Saratogian
Google News - over 5 years
Rivers stole a league-high 70 bases for the Angels in 1975, but was dealt that winter along with pitcher Ed Figueroa to New York for Bobby Bonds. He still recalls the blunt reception Yankee captain Thurman Munson gave him at his introductory press
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When Fan Innocence Was Lost
NYTimes - over 5 years
Alan Schwarz of The New York Times wrote last Sunday that his 5-year-old son, Teddy, was awakened to the harsh reality that sports are a business when the Mets traded Francisco Rodriguez, Teddy's favorite player, to the Brewers. Readers of the Bats blog were then asked, When did you lose your fan innocence? Here are some responses. When Larry
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The 10 (Plus) Levels of Cubs Hell - ChicagoNow
Google News - over 5 years
The team acquired a 968 year old Bobby Bonds and numerous AAA-level talent players. In 1994, the Cubs lost their first 12 games at home. The team was so bad that Ryne Sandberg thought it would be a good time to sneak out the back door and retire
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bobby Bonds
    FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 56
    Died on August 23, 2003.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 49
    His single-season mark of 11 was broken by Brady Anderson in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details His 32 home runs was fourth in the AL and his 30 stolen bases were 8th in the league.
  • 1989
    Age 42
    His eventual record of 35 stood until Rickey Henderson broke it in 1989, and his NL record of 30 was broken by Craig Biggio in 2003.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1984
    Age 37
    He was hitting instructor for the Indians from 1984 to 1987, and rejoined the Giants as a coach in 1993 when his son Barry signed with the team as a free agent.
    More Details Hide Details As a player, coach, scout and front-office employee, he was with the Giants franchise for 23 seasons. Barry Bonds is the only other player in major league history to hit 300 home runs and steal 400 bases, and also the only other player to have five 30–30 seasons. Eleven times Bonds was in his league's top 10 in stolen bases, with eight of those season in the top six. Seven times he was among the league top ten home run hitters and nine time he was among the top ten in runs scored, leading the NL in 1971 and 1973. He was in the top ten in total bases eight times, leading the NL in 1973.
  • 1981
    Age 34
    This prompted a line in the lyrics to Terry Cashman's 1981 hit song "Talkin' Baseball", in which the line in part reads "And Bobby Bonds can play for everyone".
    More Details Hide Details Bonds' 461 career stolen bases ranked 12th in major league history upon his retirement.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 27
    After being traded to the New York Yankees after the 1974 season, Bonds became one of the sport's most-traveled figures, playing for seven more teams over seven seasons, with more than one season for only the California Angels (1976–77); in 1977 he tied the Angels club record for home runs in a season (37).
    More Details Hide Details In addition to the Yankees (1975), he also played for the Chicago White Sox (1978), Texas Rangers (1978), Cleveland Indians (1979), St. Louis Cardinals (1980), and Chicago Cubs (1981).
  • 1973
    Age 26
    Bonds was named the NL Player of the Year by The Sporting News in 1973 and was also named an outfielder on TSNs American League All-Star Team in 1977.
    More Details Hide Details In 1975 Bonds broke Eddie Yost's career record of 28 leadoff home runs.
    In 1973, he placed third in the MVP voting after hitting a career-high 39 home runs, 11 of them to start a game, and leading the league in runs a second time.
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  • 1972
    Age 25
    In 1972 Bonds scored 118 runs, which was second in the NL (the third straight season he was second in runs scored) and his 26 home runs was ninth in the circuit while his 44 stolen bases was 4th in the league.
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  • 1971
    Age 24
    A bruised rib cage limited his play in the 1971 NLCS, his only postseason appearance; he was a late-inning replacement for rookie Dave Kingman in Game 1, and did not play in Game 2 before starting the final two games, batting 2-for-8 in the series.
    More Details Hide Details That season, he placed fourth in the NL MVP award voting.
    In 1971 he finished fourth in the NL in runs batted in and second in runs, leading the Giants with a .288 average as they won the National League West title, earning their first postseason berth since the 1962 World Series.
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  • 1970
    Age 23
    In 1970 he stole a career-high 48 bases, the highest total by a Giant since Frankie Frisch in 1921.
    More Details Hide Details Bonds was second in the NL with 134 runs and was fourth in doubles (with 36) and total bases (with 334). He also hit ten triples, which was 3rd in the league and his 48 stolen bases was 3rd in the league.
    Bonds' 1970 total currently ranks tenth on the all-time single-season strikeout list.
    More Details Hide Details When Bonds retired, he ranked third in career strikeouts with 1,757, behind Willie Stargell's 1,912 and Reggie Jackson's 1,810. Bobby Bonds hit 39 home runs and had 43 stolen bases in 1973 – the highest level of home runs and stolen bases (39+ of each) until José Canseco of the Oakland Athletics in 1988. Barry and Bobby had 1094 combined home runs through 2007 – a record for a father-son combination. He was a three-time Gold Glove Award winner (1971, 1973–74), and a three-time All-Star (1971, 1973 & 1975, winning the All-Star MVP award in 1973).
  • 1968
    Age 21
    Bonds was named to the 1968 Topps All-Star Rookie Team.
    More Details Hide Details Bonds was remarkable during his era for his combination of power and speed, but also for his propensity to strike out. In his first full season in, he set a major league record with 187 strikeouts, while also leading the NL in runs. He broke his own strikeout record a year later with 189. That record lasted until, when Adam Dunn broke it by striking out 195 times. This mark now belongs to Mark Reynolds with 223 in 2009.
    He hit a grand slam in his third at bat in his first major league game, June 25, 1968, becoming just the second player ever, and the first in MLB's modern era, to hit a grand slam in his debut game.
    More Details Hide Details The first was Bill Duggleby in 1898.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1964
    Age 17
    In 1964 he was a High School All-American in track & field, while also being named Southern California High School Athlete of the Year.
    More Details Hide Details Playing in the Giants' minor league system, he was Most Valuable Player of the class-A Western Carolina League.
  • 1963
    Age 16
    On May 3, 1963, he married the former Patricia Howard.
    More Details Hide Details They have three children, Barry Bonds, Rick Bonds, and Bobby Bonds, Jr., who played eleven years of pro ball but never made it to the major leagues. Bonds died of complications from lung cancer and a brain tumor at age 57 in San Carlos, California. He is interred at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo, California.
  • 1960
    Age 13
    His brother, Robert, won two gold medals in the hurdles at the high school track and field state finals in 1960, and was an NFL Draft pick in 1965.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Born
    Born on March 15, 1946.
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