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Giant Leaps
Tom Verducci
October 08, 2001
Home runs are the most obvious, but hardly the only, key stat of Barry Bonds's season. Here, with six games remaining, is a litany of his major offensive accomplishments and milestones.—David Sabino
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October 08, 2001

Giant Leaps

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Home runs are the most obvious, but hardly the only, key stat of Barry Bonds's season. Here, with six games remaining, is a litany of his major offensive accomplishments and milestones.
—David Sabino

69 home runs: broke Roger Maris's record of 61 by a lefthanded hitter

35 road home runs: broke record 32, shared by Babe Ruth and Mark McGwire

563 career home runs: Bonds moved from 17th into a tie for seventh (with Reggie Jackson)

.846 slugging pct.: would shatter Rogers Hornsby's National League-record .756; challenging Ruth's record .847

.583 career slugging pct.: jumped 16 points, moving Bonds into eighth place

One home run every 6.7 at bats: would break McGwire's record of one every 7.3

167 walks: broke McGwire's National League-record 162; threatening Ruth's big-league-record 170

1,714 career walks: moved from 13th to seventh

.505 on-base pct.: would be first higher than .500 since 1957, when Ted Williams (.528) and Mickey Mantle (.515) did it, and first in the National League since Hornsby's .507 in '24

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