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Barry Bonds

1983 Alaska Goldpanners
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Born 7/24/1964
Birthplace Riverside, CA
H/W; B/T 6-1, 185 ; L/L
Out of Arizona State U.
Prep Junipero Serra HS (San Mateo)
 Debut 05/30/1986

1983 Roster | Dave Snow George Horton • Mike Kincaid • Bud Hollowell | Brad Arnsberg Tom Arrington • Shawn Barton • Jim Benedict • Barry Bonds • Bob Bright • John Chavez • Dan Clark • Mike Codiroli • Dennis Cook • Mark Davis • Bien Figueroa • Bob Grandstaff • Mike Halasz • David Harris • James Johnson • Mike Kincaid • Brian Long • Shane Mack • Charlie McMillan • Alex Madrid • Joe Magrane • Rod McCarver • Oddibe McDowell • Luis Medina • Lindsay Meggs • Billy Moore • Jeff Pries • Ray Roman • Todd Simmons • Dave Stapleton • Don Wakamatsu | All-Time RosterAll-Time Lineups

Bonds became the first NL player to homer in six straight games since Graig Nettles (64-65) did it for San Diego in 1984.

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ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY CLIPPINGS:
  • Hit .347 in his three-year career as a Sun Devil.
  • 1985 The Sporting News second-team All-American.
  • Tied NCAA Record with seven consecutive hits in 1984 College World Series.
  • Named to the All-Time College World Series Team in 1996.
  • Selected in the first round and sixth overall in the 1985 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • 1984-1985 first-team All-Pac-10 selection.

 

Barry Bonds' Milestone Home Runs (1986-2007)
  • 1st -- June 4, 1986, off Craig McMurtry, Pittsburgh at Atlanta*
  • 100th -- July 12, 1990, off Andy Benes, Pittsburgh vs. San Diego
  • 200th -- July 8, 1993, off Jose DeLeon, San Francisco at Philadelphia
  • 250th -- July 18, 1994, off Shawn Boskie, San Francisco at Philadelphia
  • 300th -- April 30, 1996, off John Burkett, San Francisco vs. Florida
  • 350th -- June 22, 1997, off Chan Ho Park, San Francisco vs. Los Angeles
  • 400th -- August 23, 1998, off Kirt Ojala, San Francisco at Florida
  • 450th -- April 15, 2000, off Todd Stottlemyre, San Francisco vs. Arizona
  • 500th -- April 18, 2001, off Terry Adams, San Francisco vs. Los Angeles
  • 550th -- August 27, 2001, off Kevin Appier, San Francisco at New York Mets
  • 564th -- October 4, 2001, off Wilfredo Rodriguez, San Francisco at Houston, tying Mark McGwire for major league mark with 70 homers.
  • 567th -- October 7, 2001, off Dennis Springer, San Francisco vs. Los Angeles, setting major league mark with 73 homers.
  • 600th -- August 9, 2002, off Kip Wells, San Francisco vs. Pittsburgh
  • 660th -- April 12, 2004, off Matt Kinney, San Francisco vs. Milwaukee, tying godfather Willie Mays for third on baseball's career list.
  • 661st -- April 13, 2004, off Ben Ford, San Francisco vs. Milwaukee, passing Willie Mays for third on baseball's career list.
  • 700th -- Sept. 17, 2004, off San Diego's Jake Peavy, at San Francisco
  • 714th -- May 20, 2006, off Oakland's Brad Halsey, at Oakland, tied Babe Ruth for second place on career list
  • 715th -- May 28, 2006, off Colorado's Byung-Hyun Kim , at San Francisco, surpassed Babe Ruth to take sole possession of second place on career list
  • 750 -- June 29, 2007, off Livan Hernandez
  • No. 751 -- (July 3) off Cincinnati's Aaron Harang, at Cincinnati
  • No. 752 -- (July 19) off Chicago's Ted Lilly, at Chicago
  • No. 753 -- (July 19) off Chicago's Will Ohman, at Chicago
  • No. 754 -- (July 27) off Florida's Rick VandenHurk, at home
  • No. 755 -- (Aug. 4) off San Diego's Clay Hensley, at San Diego
  • No. 756 -- (Aug. 7) off Washington's Mike Bacsik, at home
  • No. 757 -- (Aug. 8) off Washington's Tim Redding, at home
  • No. 758 -- (Aug. 10) off Pittsburgh's Matt Morris, at home
  • No. 759 -- (Aug. 15) off Atlanta's Tim Hudson, at Atlanta
  • No. 760 -- (Aug. 18) off Florida's Rick VandenHurk, at Miami
  • No. 761 -- (Aug. 24) off Milwaukee's Chris Capuano, at home
  • No. 762 -- (Sep. 5) off Colorado's Ubaldo Jimenez, at Colorado

It’s a lot tougher to hit when you go up to the plate knowing you might see one, two, three pitches to hit in a week. It’s not easy to hit that way. And if you see that pitch to hit, you might not hit it for a home run. If you only get a base hit, everybody boos you. --Mark McGwire

(Weight training) has made him extra-productive, in what probably should have been the twilight of his career . . . There’s nothing he can’t do on a baseball field. There’s no telling what he can do. --Mike Piazza

If he had been pitched to all year long, who’s to say he wouldn’t have hit 100 home runs? The guy is that good. --Jim Tracy

He’s been ridiculously consistent for 15 years. To put up those kinds of numbers year after year, now he’s 37 and only getting better. It’s like he’s in his prime. I hope I’m in that kind of shape when I’m 37. --Derek Jeter

He can do anything. Move a runner from second to third. Stolen base in a big situation? I’ll steal it for you. Home run? You got it. --Bobby Cox

No one’s quicker than him. You can’t sneak anything past him . . . He’s not a home run hitter. He’s just a great hitter who happens to be hitting a ton of homers. --Greg Maddux

He and Hank (Aaron) both have that recognition. They both recognize the difference between fastballs, curves, changeups and sliders really well. You’re not out in front or behind. You’re right there. --Dusty Baker

If you could explain it, I would have been in grooves like this a long time ago. You’re almost in shock. I come around and touch home plate and I’m in the dugout thinking, 'What did I just do?' You don’t know what to think. --Barry Bonds

In '98, (the record) was only 61. And then Mark McGwire came and hit 70 and that was like 'wow.' Now you see 73--that's unbelievable. --Sammy Sosa

Not a chance . . . I’m not Mark McGwire. I’m just not that powerful a hitter. Mark is so much stronger than I am. --Barry Bonds, June 21, 2001

I recruited Barry. I really knew him. But we had different requirements, and he didn’t get into USC. He was intelligent but didn’t want to do the work. They all [Bonds, Mark McGwire and Randy Johnson] could have been on the same team. --Former Southern California coach Rod Dedeaux

His best attribute was confidence. What makes Barry special is he’s extremely strong mentally . . . He wasn’t as physical a player then, especially these last three years. He was a frail kid with a quick bat, 165-170 (pounds), max. You’re talking about a whole different animal now. --Former Arizona State teammate Don Wakamatsu (85)

"He was more emotionally drained than anybody because he was going after the record, But that's the challenge of baseball: to come back emotionally. That was awesome. That was another big blow for us." - " Giants manager Dusty Baker


Serra HS

"Barry showed his athletic abilities in three sports while at Serra. Barry made the jump from freshman baseball to the varsity as a sophomore and became a three year starter in center field. Over his career Barry averaged .404 and hit .467 as a senior! His total of 87 bases in a season is second in the school's record books. He was a 2nd team All-WCAL selection as a sophomore and first team all league as a junior and senior. For his outstanding career, Barry was awarded All-American status in 1982. A second round draft choice of the Giants in '82, Barry, instead, chose to attend Arizona State on a baseball scholarship. Barry was a 3 year starter for the Sun Devils and was named All-American as a junior before being the number one selection of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1985. Barry became the first player in major league history to hit 30 home runs and steal 50 bases in a season in 1990. That same season he was the National League's Most Valuable Player and narrowly missed repeating the award in 1991. Bonds played JV football and varsity football as a junior where he was regarded as an exciting receiver, but he decided to concentrate on basketball and his baseball career as a senior. Barry was a two-year starter as a Padre hoopster, earning All-WCAL first team honors as a senior when he helped lead the 8-4 Padres to the WCAL playoffs. "

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Goldpanners Statistics 1983

Batting Stats

YEARGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBSHBAVG

1983

61824100236400.222
TM TOT'S612037469643104376364330830111082931.316

 

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Decade: 1993-2002

Major League Career Statistics 1986-2007

Batting Stats

YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
1986PIT1134137292164865102367.330.416.223
1987PIT15055199144255954883210.329.492.261
1988PIT14453897152245872821711.368.491.283
1989PIT15958096144195893933210.351.426.248
1990PIT1515191041563311493835213.406.565.301
1991PIT1535109514925116107734313.410.514.292
1992PIT1404731091473410312769398.456.624.311
1993SF15953912918146123126792912.458.677.336
1994SF1123918912237817443299.426.647.312
1995SF14450610914933104120833110.431.577.294
1996SF1585171221594212915176407.461.615.308
1997SF1595321231554010114587378.446.585.291
1998SF15655212016737122130922812.438.609.303
1999SF102355919334837362152.389.617.262
2000SF1434801291474910611777113.440.688.306
2001SF1534761291567313717793133.515.863.328
2002SF143403117149461101984792.582.799.370
2003 SF             
2004 SF             
2005 SF             
2006 SF             
2007 SF             
TOTAL 2439833518302462598165219221329493140.449.595.295

Fielding Stats

YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
1986PITOF110108294280952.983
1987PITOF1451263503301553.986
1988PITOF136129303292560.980
1989PITOF1561463853651461.984
1990PITOF1501453583381462.983
1991PITOF1501473373211331.991
1992PITOF139138317310430.991
1993SFOF157156322310750.984
1994SFOF1121102111981032.986
1995SFOF1431432972791262.980
1996SFOF1521513022861061.980
1997SFOF1591583052901050.984
1998SFOF155154308301250.984
1999SFOF9695184177432.984
2000SFOF141138265254834.989
2001SFOF143141260246861.977
2002SFOF135133253241482.968
2003SFOF        
2004SFOF        
2005SFOF        
2006SFOF        
2007SFOF        
TOTAL  22442185479945781457621.984

Seattle Mariners' Kazuhiro Sasaki, right, and San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds exchange greetings after the major league baseballers' 8-5 victory over their Japanese counterparts in the opening game of the eight-game U.S.-Japan All-star series at the Tokyo Dome indoor baseball stadium Friday night, Nov. 3, 2000. Sasaki made a homecoming appearance with a inning of perfect relief. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)


San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds, left, and Yomiuri Giants manager Shigeo Nagashima have a chat before the opening game of the eight-game U.S.-Japan All-star series at the Tokyo Dome indoor baseball stadium Friday night, Nov. 3, 2000. The major league baseballers beat their Japanese counterparts 8-5. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

With 1990 Goldpanner Jason Giambi

Barry Bonds (83) Home run chase turns eyes toward Fairbanks

July 16th, 2007

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Published July 12, 2007
By Danny Martin
 

The 2006 Alaska Goldpanners souvenir program is very popular these days, simply because of one player on its cover - Barry Bonds. The image of Bonds is juxtaposed with two other former Goldpanners and current Major League Baseball Hall of Famers, Tom Seaver and Dave Winfield.
It is, though, the appearance of a 19-year-old Bonds holding a bat while wearing a red and gold No. 6 Alaska uniform in 1983 that leads to Todd Dennis receiving e-mails requesting copies of the program. Dennis, 35, is the Alaska Baseball League team’s operations manager, coordinator of its Web site (www.goldpanners.com) and the son of team general manager Don Dennis.

“Yes, we get several dozen requests of that nature once the season is over,” Don Dennis, 67, said in a telephone interview on Monday afternoon.

Those collectors will soon be clamoring, too, for a copy of this year’s Goldpanners’ schedule card. The team’s 44 games are listed on the back, and on the front is that same image of Bonds from almost a quarter century ago.

Rather than several dozen, the requests for the 2006 program and 2007 schedule card will probably reach the hundreds to thousands this year because Bonds is on the verge of becoming the all-time home runs leader in Major League Baseball.

The now 42-year-old left fielder for the San Francisco Giants is five shy of surpassing the legendary Henry Aaron, who delivered 755 career roundtrippers during a 22-year career (1954-76) as a right fielder with the Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers.

“Once the season is over and he (Bonds) becomes the home run king, we’ll offer them online,” Dennis said of the program and the schedule card, which for now is free at Growden Memorial Park on days the Goldpanners are playing.

Long before he saw Bonds become a favorite of memorabilia collectors, Don Dennis saw a slender teenager in 1983 who was “like any other young guy.”

“He was actually your average run-of-the-mill guy,” Dennis continued.

Dennis noted, too, that Bonds fit in perfectly with the Goldpanners.

“Nobody in our organization had a harsh word to say about Barry Bonds,” Dennis said. “He was exemplary and he was just an average college kid. He had a tremendous sense of humor, too.”

Twenty-four summers ago, Barry Lamar Bonds wasn’t chasing Hammerin’ Hank and he wasn’t alleged to have used performance enhancing substances. Nor was he playing in a league whose commissioner, because of those allegations, has yet to decide if he’ll be in attendance when Bonds breaks what is arguably the greatest record in professional sports.

“We’re very pro-Barry Bonds,” said Dennis, “and we choose to give him the benefit of the doubt.”

The biggest things Bonds dealt with in the summer of ‘83 were his classes at Arizona State University and playing with the Goldpanners in a postseason-only stint.

Dennis had hoped to have Bonds for the ABL regular season that year but he understood and respected a priority of books before baseballs.

“His coaches wanted to be doubly and triply sure that his (academic) eligibility would be good,” Dennis said.

Dennis, though, knew the type of player the Goldpanners would get when Bonds eventually joined the team for the now-defunct Alaska Baseball League State Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage, and at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan.

From 1982 to 1990, Dennis lived in the offseason in Tempe, Ariz., the home of Arizona State University, and he would regularly watch Bonds play for the Sun Devils of the Pacific-10 Conference.

“You had to watch him for one inning or one game … we’ve had a handful of those guys over the years and Barry was one of them,” Dennis said.

Rather than play in the outfield, Bonds was a first baseman for the Goldpanners, who that summer had what some major league scouts dubbed “The Million Dollar Outfield” - future major leaguers Mark Davis in left field, Oddibe McDowell in center and Shane Mack in right. Bonds and McDowell were also Arizona State teammates.

Bonds suited up but didn’t play in the ABL state tournament. But he got his Goldpanners uniform dirty in six games in Wichita, where Dennis and the rest of the Goldpanners organization saw a glimpse of the future.

“He had all the instincts and speed and quickness,” Dennis recalled. “He had tremendous bat control, which he still has.”

Bonds batted .222 as a Goldpanner, getting four hits in 18 at-bats with no home runs. He scored two runs, hit a double, drove in two runs, struck out six times and - what sounds like the Bonds of 2007 - got walked three times. He also stole four bases in five attempts.

Wichita was also where the now-famous photo of Bonds in his Goldpanners uniform was shot by a studio photographer.

“It has kind of become the standard young Barry photograph,” Dennis said.

Bonds is on the verge of setting a standard for career home runs in Major League Baseball.

“We’ve been big Barry Bonds supporters all along and that accomplishment will be absolutely terrific,” Dennis said. “Seaver and Winfield were two-year guys for the Goldpanners and Barry’s time was much lighter, but his name and face are bigger than Winfield’s and Seaver’s.

“Forty years from now, when you talk about home runs, Barry Bonds’ name will be the first to crop up and you’ll have to explain who Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron was.”

These days, Dennis doesn’t have to explain why the 2006 Goldpanners souvenir program and 2007 schedule card are very popular.