Giants withdraw Barry Bonds number

Giants withdraw Barry Bonds number

Yesterday, at AT & T Park, the San Francisco Giants paid homage to one of their greatest diamond legends: Barry Bonds. Those from the Californian Bay retired # 25 from their roster and catapulted immortality to Bonds, the maximum leader in home runs in the Major Leagues.
Bonds, who wore the colors of the Giants in 15 of his 22 years active in the majors, accumulated 762 homers, of which 586 were in San Francisco uniform. Also, of his seven Most Valuable Player appearances in the National League, five were in the ranks of the Giants and four of them in line, from 2001 to 2004.
"Thank you, San Francisco, you are my family, and thank you for making all my dreams come true." – @BarryBonds# Bonds25 | #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/gGJr5jAJk0– San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) August 12, 2018 During the ceremony, Willie Mays took the opportunity to address the audience and make clear his appreciation for Barry, whom he described as a son and a legend, who deserves to be part of the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
"Give him that honor, because he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame," Mays said. "The Hall of Fame is where I want it to be, on behalf of all the people in San Francisco and throughout the country, vote for this guy," he said.
Bonds became the twelfth Giant to be honored with the retirement of his number. The now immortal in San Francisco, he joined Mays, Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Gaylord Perry, Bill Terry, Mel Ott, Carl Hubbell, Mount Irvin, John McGraw and Christy Mathewson, all Hall of Famers, with the exception of Bonds.

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