Name: Bobby Bonds
Position: Right fielder
Years Played As an Angel: 1976-1977
Angels’ Stats: .264/.340/.808 (47 HRs, 169 RBIs, 71 SBs)
Career Stats: .268/.353/.471 (332 HRs, 1,024 RBIs, 461 SBs)
How He Was Acquired: Bonds was traded in December 1975 by the New York Yankees to the Angels for Ed Figueroa and Mickey Rivers
Why You Should Know Him: Bonds was the first player to have more than two seasons of 30 HRs and 30 SBs, doing so a record five times (the record was matched only by his son Barry) and was the first to accomplish the feat in both major leagues; he became the second player to hit 300 career HRs and steal 300 bases, joining Willie Mays. Together with Barry he is part of the most accomplished father-son combination for home runs, runs batted in and stolen bases.
Memorable Moments/Games: In 1977 Bonds tied the club record (37) for most home runs in a season.
Anecdotes and Quotes: Bobby Bonds was a 3 time All Star, and was MVP of the 1973 All Star game. He also was a 3 time Gold Glove Award winner.
Where is He Now?: Bonds passed away in 2003 at the age of 57
Contributed by Bruce Nye - AngelsWin.com Columnist