Is Barry Bonds the greatest Baseball player to ever live?
Steroids aside and looking at his statistics and what he was able to achieve. Is he the greatest
I DONT SEE NO ASTERISK BESIDE HIS NAME?
- WiggyLv 77 years agoBest Answer
14 time all star. 8 time Gold-glove winner. 12 time Silver Slugger winner. Tied for the most 30-30 seasons ever. 762 career home runs. 514 career stolen bases. 2935 career hits. 7 time MVP.
Steroids or not, it doesn't really matter. Hundreds of players have used roids in the past and it didn't do a thing for them. Steroids were NOT the reason Bonds was so good. He was a phenomenal player with them, and he was a phenomenal player without them.
Bonds did it all. He was GREAT at every aspect of the game. Great base runner? Check. Great defender? Check. Great hitter? Check. Great plate discipline? Check. Bonds literally did everything at an exceptional level.
Fun fact about Bonds... He became the first player in history with more times on base (376) than official times at bats (373) in 2004. That's insane and just goes to show how badly opposing teams feared him.
You simply will not find another player that has Bonds skill set. Mike Trout, although not nearly as much power, is probably the closest we're going to see like Bonds.
People can hate, but yes, Bonds is the greatest player to ever walk on this Earth.
- preniczkyLv 43 years ago
We are going to in no way be aware of. His alleged steroid use DOES inflate his numbers. With steroid use, a baseball player features the ability to hit the ball harder and farther. Numerous balls that could be fly ball outs become dwelling runs. No, steroids do not support a hitter make contact and see pitches better, however they most absolutely add to a participant's vigour numbers. With out steroid use, Bonds nonetheless had high-quality energy and a satisfactory batting eye, but we'll by no means understand exactly how much of an outcomes steroids had on his capacity.
- Anonymous6 years ago
well, technically he didnt break any rules because the substance that he took was not even considered a steroid by the FDA at the time. Its called "the clear" and people need to get their facts right. Mark Mcgwire roided straight up his *** and he couldnt even get close to as good as barry was.
I believe he is the greatest ever.
Its called the steroid era for a reason. If anything, bonds was at a disadvantage with probably half of the league on hard roids. when all he took was the cream and the clear.
- minor league fanLv 67 years ago
NO! Not even near it. He was a very good player, probably hall of famer but he started using steroids and ruined everything. I know he was never convicted but everyone knows he was cheating and does not deserve the HOF and is no way the greatest player. Look at Babe Ruth great pitcher before playing the OF. How about Ted Williams. Look at his numbers and his career was interrupted twice. He was fighter pilot ion WWI and Korea. No way was Bonds the greatest.
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- Anonymous7 years ago
No. Any player that has an asterisk next to his name doesn't deserve to be named the greatest of anything!
Edit: You stated the asterisk in your question, steroids! His stats are tainted due to his steroid usage. His stats wouldn't be what they are if he didn't go that route, therefore, he gets an asterisk next to his name.
- golbyakaLv 47 years ago
If he stayed away from the steroids, I would have definitely said yes.
- NicholasLv 77 years ago
No, because Barry Bonds didn't follow the rules of MLB.
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 77 years ago
He's right up there with the greatest hitters of all time, yes.
- Utter ChaosLv 77 years ago
No but he is the greatest baseball player every created*.
- 7 years ago