The file on Barry Bonds
Bonds was chosen sixth overall in the 1985 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his MLB debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 30, 1986.
San Francisco Giants land Barry Bonds
After spending seven years with the Pirates, Bonds left for San Francisco where he signed a six-year, $43.75 million contract on Dec. 8, 1992.
On April 27, 1996, Bonds hits his 300th career home run to join his father Bobby Bonds, his godfather Willie Mays and Andre Dawson as the only players to hit 300 home runs and steal 300 bases.
Bonds became the charter member of the 400-400 club after hitting his 400th career homer off of Kirt Ojala on Aug. 23, 1998.
Bonds broke Mark McGwire’s single-season home run record in 2001, launching his 73rd homer of the season on Oct. 7. It was Bonds' 567th career home run.
Bonds became the first member of the 500-500 club after successfully stealing his 500th base to go along with his 500 home runs on June 23, 2003.
Bonds won his third consecutive NL MVP on Nov. 18, 2003. It was his sixth MVP overall.
Bonds hit his 700th career home run off of Padre’s pitcher Jake Peavy on Sept. 17, 2004.
Barry Bonds hits his 756th career home run off Washington Nationals' pitcher Mike Bacsik during the fifth inning on Aug. 7, 2007. Bonds passed Hank Aaron's 755-home run milestone to become the all-time leader.
Man of honor
After retiring in 2007, Bonds returned to throw out the ceremonial first pitch during Game 3 of the NLCS on Oct. 19, 2010.
On March 29, 2011 Bonds arrived to his trial at San Francisco’s federal court. On Sept. 13. 2013 the court upheld Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction for his 2003 testimony to the grand jury on its investigation of performance enhancing drugs.
On April 22, 2015, Barry Bonds was absolved of his status as a convicted felon after his obstruction of justice conviction stemming from a 2003 trial was overturned.
Back in uniform
Barry Bonds made his return to professional baseball in December of 2015 when the Miami Marlins officially hired him as their hitting coach.