Barry Bonds’ tainted baseball profession will likely be celebrated by the Giants this season.
The crew introduced Tuesday that his No. 25 jersey will likely be retired in a pregame ceremony Aug. 11, when the Giants welcome the Pirates in a contest between the one two organizations Bonds ever suited up for.
The all-time residence run chief swatted 586 of his 762 profession residence runs as a member of the Giants, slashing .312/.477/.666 in his 15 seasons with the membership.
He additionally took residence 5 of his seven profession NL Most Precious Participant Awards, together with 5 Gold Glove awards.
“I am each honored and humbled that the Giants are going to retire my quantity this season,” Bonds stated in a press release. “As I’ve all the time stated, the Giants and Giants followers are part of my household.”
Bonds, after all, is likely one of the major faces of the Steroids Period, and each he and Roger Clemens — regardless of proudly owning numbers that place them among the many all-time nice — have but to interrupt via on the Corridor of Fame poll due to their affiliation with PEDs.
In what was each their sixth 12 months of eligibility, the pair did not shut a lot floor with Bonds receiving solely 56.four p.c and Clemens incomes simply 57.three p.c of the vote. Gamers want 75 p.c to be voted into the Corridor of Fame.