Happy Birthday – Barry Bonds
Here are some Giants Gems for Barry Bonds’ birthday – Happy Birthday Barry!
- Born in Riverside, CA where his father and former Giants manager Dusty Baker were also born and raised… his aunt, Rosie Bonds, once held U.S. women’s record in 80-meter hurdles and was on ’64 U.S. Olympic Team.
- Graduated from Serra (San Mateo, CA) High School in 1982… starred in baseball, basketball and football.
- Serra HS also produced Lynn Swann, Jim Fergosi, Gregg Jefferies and Tom Brady.
- Tied NCAA record with 7 consecutive hits in College World Series as a sophomore… was named to All-Time College World Series Team in 1996.
- Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Tony Dorsett were his childhood heroes.