Giants to enshrine Bonds on Wall of Fame in July

Posted: 22/05/2017 in MLB, Sports
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A legend is coming home.

The San Francisco Giants announced Wednesday that Barry Bonds will be enshrined on the team’s Wall of Fame at AT&T Park on July 8 before a game against the visiting Miami Marlins. Bonds spent 2016 as the Marlins’ hitting coach.

While the Giants’ have honored luminaries such as Willie Mays, Orlando Cepeda, Willie McCovey, Bonds’ father Bobby Bonds, and Bonds’ teammate/nemesis Jeff Kent, they’ve also immortalized Shawn Estes and Marvin Bernard.

According to a Giants press release, to qualify for induction a player must spend at least nine seasons with the club, or five if they received an All-Star selection. For the record, Bonds made 12 All-Star games with the team.

Bonds is currently the most noticeable absence on the Wall, having played 15 of his 22 seasons with the Giants, while posting an incredible .312/.477/.666 slash line and walloping 586 of his 762 home runs. No one in MLB history has hit more homers.

It’s not the Hall of Fame, but it’s a start.

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