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Giants to retire Barry Bonds’ No. 25

Jeff Locke Jersey Barry Bonds hasn’t found his way into Cooperstown yet, but he’ll be immortalized as a Giant on Aug. 11 when San Franciscoretires his No. 25 jersey, the team announced Tuesday.August 11, 2018#Bonds25 | #ForeverGiant | #SFGiants San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) February 6, 2018No other Giants player has worn number 25 since Barry’s final season.It’s time to officially retire his number in honor of his remarkable 22-year career as one of the greatest players of all time and for his countle s achievements and contributions as a Giant, Giants president and CEO Laurence M. Baer said in a statement.Bonds spent his final 15 MLB seasons in San Francisco after signing with the team in 1993. He batted .312 with 381 doubles, 41 triples, 586 home runs and 1,440 RBI in 1,976 games in that span.Twelve of Bonds’ 14 All-Star Game selections came in San Francisco as he led an a sault against the team’s record books. He holds franchise records for home runs, batting average, runs, doubles, RBIsand walks.I’m both honored and humbled that the Giants are going to retire my number this season, Bonds said. Growing up, Candlestick Park was my home away from home, and it is where my dad and godfather Willie played. For me to have played on the same field as them, wear the same uniform and now have my number retired, joining Willie and the other Giants legends is extremely special.Number 25 has meant Wei-Yin Chen Jersey a lot to me throughout my career and it is even more special that I got to share that with my dad.Bonds, the all-time leader in home runs (762), received 56.4 percent of votes during the latest round of Hall of Fame voting his highest percentage in six tries (75 percent is needed for induction).He is currently a special advisor for the Giants.


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