Full Name: Barry Lamar Bonds

Born: July 24, 1964 in Riverside, Calif.

Son of former Major League outfielder Bobby Bonds.

Height 6-2; Weight 230

Bats left, throws left.

Attended Arizona State.

Made Major League debut with Pittsburgh Pirates in 1986. Played seven seasons for Pirates before signing as a free agent to play with the Giants in 1993.

Has 708 career home runs, trailing only Henry Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714).

Passed his godfather, Willie Mays, for third on the all-time list in 2004. (Mays hit 660 home runs.)

Hit at least 30 home runs in a Major League-record 13 consecutive seasons, from 1992-2004

Broke Mark McGwire's single-season home run record (70) with 73 home runs in 2001.

Became oldest player to lead the league in hitting when he batted .362 in 2004, at 40 years and 71 days old.

Has Major League record 2,311 walks, including a record 607 intentional bases on balls.

Holds single-season records for home runs (73 in 2001), walks (232 in '04), intentional walks (120 in '04), on-base percentage (.609 in '04), slugging percentage (.863 in '01), home run ratio (6.52 in '01) and home run percentage (12.06 in '04).

Named to the National League All-Star team 13 times.

Won Gold Glove Award 8 times.

Has won a record seven Most Valuable Player awards, including four in a row from 2001-2004. No other player has won more than three MVPs in a career. (Jimmie Foxx, Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial, Roy Campanella, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle and Mike Schmidt.)

Tied the record of three MVP awards before he allegedly began taking steroids in 1999.

(Source: Major League Baseball)

For more information on Bonds, see the San Francisco Giants' Web site or www.baseball-reference.com