In the early 1970s, Bobby Bonds was one of the greatest players in baseball. He was a "30 home run 30 stolen bases" player in five different seasons.
In 1973, he came within one home run of being the first "40-40" player in history: 39 HR and 43 stolen bases. Jose Canseco did it in 1988.
Bonds had some great years with the Giants. He was traded to the Yankees and played with several AL teams. I had an opportunity to watch him and appreciate his incredible talents. By the late 1970s, he was more of a DH. In his early days, he was a complete player with the Giants.
Overall, he finished with a .268 career batting average, 332 HR, 1,024 RBI and 1,886 hits.
He is probably better known today for being Barry Bonds' dad.
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