Barry Bonds: Baseball's Superman [NOOK Book]

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Barry Bonds: Baseball Superman is the biography of the game's first four-time Most Valuable Player. In 2001, Bonds broke the greatest record in sports, the all-time single-season home run record held over the years by Babe Ruth, Roger Maris and Mark McGwire, and arguably had the greatest season in baseball history. There is no doubt that for most fans, Barry Bonds is a man of mystery. Author Steven Travers documents the superstar's 2001 campaign as Bonds defied the very bounds of conventional logic and perfected...
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Overview


Barry Bonds: Baseball Superman is the biography of the game's first four-time Most Valuable Player. In 2001, Bonds broke the greatest record in sports, the all-time single-season home run record held over the years by Babe Ruth, Roger Maris and Mark McGwire, and arguably had the greatest season in baseball history. There is no doubt that for most fans, Barry Bonds is a man of mystery. Author Steven Travers documents the superstar's 2001 campaign as Bonds defied the very bounds of conventional logic and perfected the art of long-ball hitting. Travers also describes Bonds's childhood in Riverside, California, the hometown of his father, Bobby; his successful high school career in the Bay Area, and his All-American career at Arizona State.
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Publishers Weekly
Having broken the single-season home-run record last year and gotten off to a charging start this season, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants has established his credentials as one of baseball's all-time greats. Much like his godfather, Willie Mays, Bonds has been the subject of countless articles. Many writers judge him to be incredibly talented but aloof and arrogant. In his gossipy, easy-to-read tale, Travers a former professional baseball pitcher and former sports columnist for the San Francisco Examiner tries to show that Bonds is greatly misunderstood. Travers tends to write about his own experiences as much as those of Bonds as he explores the sports culture that influences this distinguished slugger. Most libraries should have at least one biography of Bonds on the shelves, and until a more authoritative book come along, this light, entertaining volume will do. Paul Kaplan, Lake Villa Dist. Lib., IL Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
Having broken the single-season home-run record last year and gotten off to a charging start this season, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants has established his credentials as one of baseball's all-time greats. Much like his godfather, Willie Mays, Bonds has been the subject of countless articles. Many writers judge him to be incredibly talented but aloof and arrogant. In his gossipy, easy-to-read tale, Travers a former professional baseball pitcher and former sports columnist for the San Francisco Examiner tries to show that Bonds is greatly misunderstood. Travers tends to write about his own experiences as much as those of Bonds as he explores the sports culture that influences this distinguished slugger. Most libraries should have at least one biography of Bonds on the shelves, and until a more authoritative book come along, this light, entertaining volume will do. Paul Kaplan, Lake Villa Dist. Lib., IL Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613215258
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 4/10/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 999
  • Sales rank: 846,752
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Steven Travers is the author of multiple sports books, including "Barry Bonds: Baseball's Superman" and five books in the Triumph/Random House "Essential"sports team series. Formerly a columnist for "StreetZebra" magazine and the "San Francisco Examiner", he lives in California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2002

    REVIEW BY SPORTS COLUMNIST MAUTY ALLEN

    Travers' new book finally explains the phenomenon In an intriguing new book by author Steven Travers entitled 'Barry Bonds: Baseball¿s Superman' (Sports Publishing, Inc.), the Bonds tale is spelled out in the most thorough, interesting, revealing, concise manner ever reached. Travers deserves much credit for exploring all of the Bonds past in an objective light. He has seen the complete man, warts and all, and concludes that his playing skills have been undiminished by a surly sense and a joyless attack on the game. Somehow, Travers got Bonds to cooperate with this work and it reads fairly, honestly and dramatically. I wish every ball player I ever interviewed greeted me with a smile.

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