Now in his 10th and final year of eligibility for the Baseball Hall Of Fame, legendary left fielder Barry Bonds has created a huge backlash amongst his fans who feel that one of the greatest baseball players of all time is being criminally overlooked.
Barry Bonds is regarded as one of the best baseball players of the modern era but remains one of its most polarizing figures as well. The San Francisco Giants slugger broke Hank Aaron’s career home run record on this day in 2007. Bonds, a regarded “five-tool” player and left fielder for the Giants, hit the […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Legally cleared at last, Barry Bonds is unconcerned with everybody else’s thoughts on his career or credentials: He’s a Hall of Famer. Hands down. “I don’t even justify that. There’s no need,” he said Thursday night at AT&T Park. “That’s without saying.” The 51-year-old home run king said he feels a […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice formally dropped its criminal prosecution of Barry Bonds, Major League Baseball’s career homerun leader. The decade-long investigation and prosecution of Bonds for obstruction of justice ended quietly Tuesday morning when the DOJ said it would not challenge the reversal of his felony conviction to the U.S. […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Home run king Barry Bonds has a place in one Hall of Fame, at least: the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. Bonds was set to be enshrined Monday night in San Francisco alongside his former manager, Dusty Baker, late Warriors owner Franklin Mieuli, golfer Roger Maltbie and freestyle skier Jonny […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld former Giants slugger Barry Bonds‘ obstruction of justice conviction stemming from rambling testimony he gave during a 2003 appearance before a grand jury investigating performance enhancing drug use among elite athletes. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Bonds’ testimony was “evasive” […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawyer for Barry Bonds urged a federal appeals court on Wednesday to toss out the slugger’s obstruction of justice conviction, saying a rambling answer he gave while testifying before a grand jury was not a crime. Appellate specialist Dennis Riordan argued that Bonds was not formally or specifically charged with […]
NEW YORK (AP) — No one was elected to the Hall of Fame this year. When voters closed the doors to Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, they also shut out everybody else. For only the second time in four decades, baseball writers failed to give any player the 75 percent required for induction […]