Bonds may hold a giant baseball record,
but he won't be a Giant anymore
Slugger Barry Bonds made history last month after hitting his
756th Major League Baseball homerun. Today, the San Francisco
Giants announced it will not be re-signing
the baseball legend.
Photo by Stephen Dorian
By Karli Bulnes
September 22, 2007
It's a giant announcement for Bay Area baseball fans.
The San Francisco Giants revealed Friday the organization would
not bring star slugger Barry Bonds back for the 2008 season.
The announcement comes just in time for fans to flock to the
last home stand of the season to catch a final glimpse of Bonds
in the orange and black.
Meanwhile, Giants officials are praising the reigning home run
king for his contributions to the organization both on and off
"He is the greatest player of his generation and one of
the best of all time,'' Giants Senior Vice President and General
Manager Brian Sabean said Friday in a written statement.
"Barry helped San Francisco become a baseball town again.
I will forever be grateful for all the success, excitement and
memories that he created for our fans,'' club President and Managing
General Partner Peter Magowan said. "However, all good things
must come to an end and now seems like the right time to move
on,'' he said.
Bonds joined the Giants in 1993 and hit a home run in his first
at bat as a Giant at Candlestick Park. He went on to spend 15
exciting seasons with the Giants that were full of milestone home
runs, including Bonds' 756th career home run, which he hit August
7 at AT&T Park to break Major League Baseball's all-time career
home run record.
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