Barry Bonds’ Record of Obliteration

Posted: 6th May 2010 by Harold Friend in MLB
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Barry Bonds has set some remarkable records. What is notable is not the fact that he set them, but that he broke the old marks by such a wide margin. Babe Ruth was the most feared batter in baseball history until Bonds, late in his career, discovered how he could become even more frightening to pitchers than the Ruth. Pitchers wanted to face Barry Bonds as much as a pudgy kid wants to face a naked salad.  In 2004, Bonds walked 232 times, shattering the record of 198 that he had set in 2002, after having already broken Babe Ruth’s long-standing record of 170 walks in a season when he walked 177 times in 2001. Barry’s new standard exceeded Ruth’s mark set in 1923, by 62 walks.  How many batters walk 62 times in a season?   Record for Intentional Walks When Ba ...

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