Barry Lamar Bonds (July 24, 1964-) is the only member of the 500-500 clubs, having hits 500 or more home runs and stolen 500 or more bases during his career. Barry was one of the most loved and hated players in baseball history, but is arguably one of the greatest to ever play the game, holding numerous offensive records. The San Francisco Giants originally drafted Bonds in the second round of the 1982 MLB Draft, but they were unable to reach and agreement, so after choosing to attend college, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Barry with the sixth overall pick of the 1985 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Arizona State University. He was a Sporting News All-American with the Sun Devils in 1985 and he set an NCAA record, as a sophomore, when he collected seven consecutive hits in the College World Series. In Pittsburgh, Barry played left field next to centerfielder Andy Van Slyke and right fielder Bobby Bonilla making the trio one of the best defensive outfields in the National League that was equally dangerous at the plate. In 1990, his fifth season in the Major Leagues, Bonds earned his first of seven National League Most Valuable Player Awards (1990, 1992, 1993, 2001-2004).
Barry led the NL once in RBI and runs scored, twice in home runs including his record-setting 73 HR season in 2001, seven times in slugging percentage, ten times in on-base percentage and 12 times in walks. Barry played 22 seasons in the Majors with the Pirates (1986-1992) and the San Francisco Giants (1993-2007) and was a 14-time All-Star, eight-time NL Gold Glove winner, won 12 Silver Sluggers and three Hank Aaron Awards. He holds the all-time records for most MVP awards (7), most walks (2,558) and home runs (762). He scored 100 or more runs and drove in 100 or more RBI twelve times, amassed 120 or more hits 17 times and hit 25 or more HRs in 18 or his 22 seasons. Barry Bonds finished his career with 2,935 hits including 601 doubles and 762 home runs, 2,227 runs scored, 2,558 walks, 514 stolen bases and 1,996 RBI. He also posted a .984 fielding percentage with 5,637 putouts, 173 assists, 25 double plays and 97 errors in 5,907 chances. He helped lead the Pirates to three National League Championship Series, led San Francisco to the 2002 NLCS and World Series, falling to the Los Angeles of Anaheim in seven games.