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Barry Bonds: A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters Series)
     

Barry Bonds: A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters Series)

by John Bloom
 

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Barry Bonds has emerged, statistically, as the most feared hitter since Babe Ruth. Bonds, winner of a record six MVP awards, holds the single-season record for home-runs, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, and walks, and is the only player ever to have hit 500 home-runs and stolen 500 bases. His statistical performance is beyond reproach, but his public image

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Barry Bonds has emerged, statistically, as the most feared hitter since Babe Ruth. Bonds, winner of a record six MVP awards, holds the single-season record for home-runs, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, and walks, and is the only player ever to have hit 500 home-runs and stolen 500 bases. His statistical performance is beyond reproach, but his public image remains controversial, and recent allegations of steroid use have cast a shadow over his unprecedented accomplishments. This timely book strips away the hype and takes an objective look and Bonds' life and career.

It has been said that hitting a baseball is the hardest thing to do in professional sports. Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters presents biographies on Greenwood's selection for the 12 best hitters in Major League history, written by some of today's best baseball authors. These books present straightforward stories in accessible language for the high school researcher and the general reader alike. Each volume includes a timeline, bibliography, and index. In addition, each volume includes a Making of a Legend chapter that analyses the evolution of the player's fame and (in some cases) infamy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313329555
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2004
Series:
Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

JOHN BLOOM teaches American Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of several articles and books about sports and culture in the United States, including A House of Cards: Baseball Card Collecting and Popular Culture and To Show What an Indian Can Do: Sports at Indian Boarding Schools. He is also the co-editor, along with Michael Nevin Willard, of Sports Matters: Race, Recreation, and Culture.

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