On May 5, 2002, baseball legend Barry Bonds, 56, hit his four-hundredth home run as a San Francisco Giants in a 3-0 win against the Cincinnati Reds.
Bonds played twenty-two seasons for Major League Baseball (MLB) with both the San Francisco Giants and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Bonds, with 400 homers for the Giants and 100 for the Pirates, was the first person in the MLB to collect that many home runs. While impressive, this was far from the only accomplishment of Bonds’ career. The player brought home seven National League Most Valuable Player (NL MVP) awards, eight Golden Glove awards, 14 All-Star selections, and 12 Silver Slugger awards- an amount that has still not been surpassed.
Along with these successes, Bonds is also in the record books for most career home runs, 762, most home runs in a season, 71, and most career walks.
While Bonds had an exceptional career from its start in 1986 to his last game in 2007, his character was under controversy in 2007 when he was accused of using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs).
He is still not in the MLB Hall of Fame, and many believe this is the reason why.