Barry Bonds

(Barry Lamar Bonds)

Barry Bonds
Barry Bonds
  • Born: July 24, 1964
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Athlete

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Barry Lamar Bonds is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. Bonds received seven NL MVP awards and 14 All-Star selections, and is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

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As an athlete, you only have so much time. The window only has so much time and then it closes. You have to take care of yourself the best you can. Time
Baseball is just my job.
But to be the best, you must face the best. And to overcome your fear, you must deal with the best.
Every pitcher can beat you, it doesn't matter how good you are.
Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others. Society ;Respect
I could learn how to press 'Record' on a tape recorder and write for a newspaper or a magazine.
I don't know what my future is. Future
I don't know what you guys say, but at home, life is way different from baseball. Life
I don't want to be a Major League coach.
I have a chef who makes sure that I'm getting the right amounts of carbs, proteins and fats throughout the day to keep me at my max performance level.
I like to be against the odds.
I never stop looking for things to try and make myself better.
I think everyone needs to be a role model, period.
I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport. Sports & Athletics
I want to be part of Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame, but I don't want to be part of the kind of Hall of Fame that's based on voters' beliefs and assumptions.
I was a momma's boy. I didn't get anything from Dad, except my body and baseball knowledge. The only time I spent with him was at the ballpark. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Time ;Families, Children & Parenting
I was born to hit a baseball. I can hit a baseball.
I'd like to help educate kids about the Major Leagues - what to anticipate, what to expect, what they'll need to do to prepare themselves.
I'm a very private person. My life story isn't for everybody. Life
I'm an expert in baseball and I don't even have a job. I'm an expert, more so than a lot of people out there. It should be my career until I'm dead. I should be one of the instructors. I think I've earned it.
I'm going to go back to the Bay Area, this is my thing, and I'm just going to open my own school of baseball. Find a facility, find a place and just teach kids. That's what I want to do.
I'm not afraid to be lonely at the top.
It's called talent. I just have it. I can't explain it. You either have it or you don't.
It's not the name that makes the player. It's the player.
Making the Hall of Fame, would it be something that's gratifying because of what I've sacrificed? Sure. Baseball has been a big part of our lives. We've sacrificed our bodies. It's the way we made our living.
My career is an open book, but my life is not. Life
There is nothing better than walking out and hitting a home run.
There's not too many rich black people in this world.
Those boos really motivate me to make something happen.
When I finish playing, I think I'd like to coach college baseball.
Young players need to know how to take care of themselves for life after baseball. Life