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Barry Bonds' No. 25 to Be Retired by San Francisco Giants in August

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Former San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds is introduced on the field during a ceremony honoring the 1997 team before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park on Aug. 5, 2017, in San Francisco, California. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 06 February 2018 05:44 PM

Baseball legend Barry Bonds will have his number retired by his former MLB team in an August ceremony, the San Francisco Giants announced on Tuesday.

Bonds will be the 12th player on the Giants to have his number retired, Sports Illustrated reported. He played for the Giants for 15 seasons, from 1993 to 2007. He hit 586 of his record-setting 762 home runs with the team and had a .312 average over 1,976 games.

“I’m both honored and humbled that the Giants are going to retire my number this season,” Bonds said in a statement, SI reported. “As I’ve always said, the Giants and Giants fans, are a part of my family.” Bonds also said it was “special” to have played for the same team where his dad and godfather had played and to have had the same number, 25, that his dad had when he played.

Bonds has not yet been voted into the baseball hall of fame due to ties with the BALCO scandal and allegations that he used steroids during his playing years, but he was put on the Giants’ Wall of Fame last year and is a special advisor in the team’s front office, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Bonds was found guilty of obstruction of justice after testimony about alleged steroid use, but the charges were overturned on appeal in 2015, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Bonds is a seven-time MVP and eight-time Gold Glover, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The ceremony to retire his number will take place before an Aug. 11 game in which the Giants play the Pittsburgh Pirates, which was Bonds’ first MLB team for seven seasons.

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Former baseball great Barry Bonds will have his number retired by the San Francisco Giants. He played for the Giants for 15 seasons, slugged 586 of his record-setting 762 home runs with the team, and hit for a .312 batting average over 1,976 games.
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