Barry Bonds

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Barry Bonds (born July 24, 1964) was a Major League Baseball player for the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates. He is the son of former Major League All-Star Bobby Bonds, and the godson of baseball legend Willie Mays. He holds many records, such as most home runs in a season (73 in 2001), most home runs in his career (762), and most career walks (2539). He has won seven MVP awards, four more than anyone else.


Bonds is widely suspected of having used performance-enhancing drugs in the later part of his career. Since steroid tests have been instituted, he has never failed a test. The investigations into the allegations are continuing. On November 15, 2007, Bonds was indicted for perjury for information he gave during questioning back in 2003. He was convicted in 2011 of one count of obstruction of justice for giving an incomplete answer to a question, and the jury could not reach a verdict on perjury. However the allegations of steroid use have kept him from Baseball Hall of Fame induction.