Barry Bonds to have street named after him in San Francisco

Posted: 24/04/2017 in MLB, Sports
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There is a chance Barry Bonds never makes it into the Hall of Fame, despite being baseball’s all-time home run king, but the city of San Francisco apparently has no issue with honoring him in its own way.

Bonds is among a group of San Francisco sports legends who will have streets named after them.

The location where Candlestick Park once stood is being converted into a mixed-use development project, according to ESPN, and will name streets after Bonds, Willie Mays, Juan Marichal, and Orlando Cepeda.

San Francisco 49ers players Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott, Jerry Rice, as well as longtime owner Edward J. DeBartolo and coach Bill Walsh will also have streets.

Bonds spent the 2016 season as the hitting coach of the Miami Marlins and was hired this past March as a special assistant to the CEO with the Giants.

The 52-year-old last played in the big leagues in 2007 and retired with 762 home runs and 1,996 RBIs to go along with a career slash line of .298/.444/.607. He also won seven MVP awards.

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