Thursday, January 14, 2010

Name: Bobby Bonds
Nickname: Bobby
Position: Right fielder
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Number(s): 25

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 - Columnist
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