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Barry Bonds had it all going on for a while. He could hit a baseball like the dickens, he could run like the wind and he could throw to the plate with precision. During his 21 years as a MLB stalwart, Bonds managed to grow his net worth into a sizable amount that is currently $84,930,000. But problems started to creep into the mix in the early 2000s when Barry, as a San Francisco Giant, started launching too many of those baseballs over too many walls.
As the son of the revered SF Giant Bobby Bonds and cousin of the Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, Barry had all the inherent talent necessary to make his own claim in Canton, Ohio. Before he could get that far, allegations of steroid use started to haunt the former Pittsburgh Pirate.
Even though Barry Jr., had collected a multitude of awards for his prowess with the bat, suspicions started to run amok as his production at the plate reached un-heard-of levels. Snickering around the ballpark remarked on his growing physical size and his standoffish nature as he set the season home run record with 73 out of the park in 2001. In 2008, he surpassed Hank Aaron's record of 755 home runs with his own aggregate of 762. The mystery became clear to all that he must have had help doing all those remarkable feats.
Three times in the 90s, Bonds collected MLB's MVP Award. His remarkable talent at the plate earned him more than 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases by 1996. He passed the 400-400 mark in 1998. Even in 2004, he won another Major League Player of the Year, the Hank Aaron Award and was the National League's Most Valuable Player.
In 2007, things started to unravel for Bonds. He was indicted on four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice in the government investigation into the activity of BALCO – an entity that was known to have produced and distributed steroids. Although, he survived accusations of perjury, he was convicted of obstruction of justice as part of the investigation.
Whether or not Bonds ever makes it into the MLB Hall of Fame has been the question for many baseball fans. He first has the opportunity to appear on a ballot in 2013.