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David Sabino
May 03, 2004
Bonds Issues
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May 03, 2004

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Bonds Issues

The Godfather
Barry Bonds recently surpassed Willie Mays for third place on the career home run list. Now Bonds will attempt to do something his godfather couldn't: catch Babe Ruth, who is second with 714 homers. Who was the last hitter Mays passed on the career list?

a. Jimmie Foxx
b. Harmon Killebrew
c. Mickey Mantle
d. Frank Robinson

Damage Control
Bonds has gone deep on likely Hall of Famers Greg Maddux, Curt Schilling and John Smoltz (plus tough lefty Terry Mulholland) eight times each, more than any other pitcher. Which active hurler has faced Bonds the most times without giving up a home run?

Who Am I?
I have the most career home runs of any player who has ever been a teammate of Bonds's (although only 19 of my dingers came when we played on the same team). My 398 home runs place me in a tie for 38th on the alltime list. In 18 seasons I won one batting title, one home run title and two RBI titles. Do you know my name?

Call to Order
Barry and his father, Bobby, have combined for 999 career home runs. Place these other father-son duos in order of their combined career home run total.

a. Felipe and Moises Alou
b. Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr.
c. Bob and Bret Boone
d. Tony and Eduardo Perez