Barry Bonds Uniform Retirement
Saturday August 11, 2018 marks the date that San Francisco Giants fans have been waiting for…. No it’s not the call to the Hall of Fame, but it’s something that all Giants fans will really appreciate! It’s the day that Barry Bonds will have his jersey #25 officially retired! No one has put that number on since Bonds, and no one ever will… This is only the 10th time in the Giants’ 136-year history that they’ll retire a uniform number.
15 Years With Giants
Bonds was a member of the Giants from 1993-2007. In those 15-years, Bonds hit .312 with 381 doubles, 41 triples, 586 homers and 1,440 RBI in 1,976 games in the Orange & Black! I’m sure if you wanted to look into the Giants record books, Bonds would be at the top or near the top in a bunch of categories.
Bonds played 22 seasons in the Major Leagues and his first 7 season were with the Pittsburgh Pirates. There’s been some noise that fans were trying to get the Pirates to also retire Bonds uniform number there as well… Some players since have used his #24 Pirates number.
7 Years With Pirates (prior to Giants)
In 7-years for the Pirates, Bonds hit .275 with 220 doubles, 36 tirples, 176 homers and 556 RBI in 1,010 games! Speculation was that Bonds was well on his way to being in the Hall of Fame, long before he put up the ridiculous numbers he did for the Giants!
Career Highlights and Awards
14x All Star (1990, 1992-1998, 2000-2004, 2007)
7x NL MVP (1990, 1992, 1993, 2001-2004)
8x Gold Glove Award (1990-1994, 1996-1998)
12x Silver Slugger Award (1990-1994, 1996, 1997, 2000-2004)
3x NL Hank Aaron Award (2001, 2002, 2004)
2x NL Batting Champion (2002, 2004)
2x NL Home Run Leader (1993, 2001)
NL RBI Leader (1993)
762 Career Home Runs
73 Home Runs in a Season
2,558 Career Walks
688 Career Intentional Walks
Special Guests That Will Attend Bonds Uniform Retirement
Larry Baer – Giants President & CEO
Brian Sabean – Giants Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations
Peter Magowan – Former Giants Managing General Partner
Gaylord Perry, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Willie McCovey & Willie Mays – Hall of Famers
Jim Leyland – Barry’s First Major League Manager, Pittsburgh Pirates, 1986-1992
Dusty Baker - Barry’s Manager, San Francisco Giants, 1993-2002
Bruce Bochy – Barry’s Last Manager, San Francisco Giants, 2007
Bobby Bonilla – Barry’s Teammate with the Pittsburgh Pirates
Ron Wotus – Barry’s Former Coach
Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper & Renel Brooks-Moon, Ceremony Emcees
Bonds Family: Pat Bonds (Mother) Nikolai, Shikari & Aisha Bonds (children), Ricky Bonds & Cheryl Dugan (siblings)