Bobby Bonds played minor league baseball in the south when he was the only black player on the team. It wasn’t an easy time for him, but to get past his mental/emotional issues of segregation in those days was to find inspiration in Jackie Robinson’s battles and what he had to go through just to play baseball in the Majors.
Bobby and Barry Bonds are part of the most prolific home run hitting father/son combination in the history of baseball hitting 1,094 combined. In second place is Ken Griffey Sr. & Jr, who hit a combined 782 round-trippers.
|Born: March 15, 1946
|Died: August 23, 2003 (aged 57)
San Carlos, California
|June 25, 1968, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 4, 1981, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Runs batted in||1,024|
|Career highlights and awards|
This episode originally aired August, 1987.
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