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February 5, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
BARRY BONDS' appeal of his felony obstruction of justice conviction will be heard by three federal judges who were each appointed by a different Democratic president. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday unveiled its February schedule, which showed publicly for the first time the three judges assigned to Bonds' case. Senior Circuit Judges Mary M. Schroeder and Michael Daly Hawkins along with Judge Mary H. Murguia will hear oral arguments Feb. 13. Jimmy Carter appointed Schroeder in 1979.
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January 10, 2013 | By Ronald Blum, Associated Press
NEW YORK - There's a chance that the podium under the chandeliers in the Vanderbilt Room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel will go unused. With the cloud of steroids shrouding the candidacies of Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and others, baseball writers may fail for only the second time in more than four decades to elect anyone to the Hall of Fame, rendering a news conference unnecessary. About 600 people are eligible to vote in the Baseball Writers' Association of America election, all members of the organization for 10 consecutive years at any point.
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August 19, 2001 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Fittingly enough, Sam Holman stood under the shade of a giant maple tree in his front yard last weekend and proudly held what could soon become a piece of baseball history. The bat in Holman's hands was carved from a piece of maple - not the customary northern ash used in other bats - just days before in the small, dusty shed next to the tomato patch behind his red-brick house. The barrel of the bat was stained black and the handle cherry. The bat measured 34 inches and weighed precisely 31.7 ounces.
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August 7, 2011
Four years ago Sunday, Barry Bonds of the Giants, whom the Phillies are playing this weekend, became the all-time home run king. Match this list of players with their career home run total. Answers: C3. 1. Hank Aaron. 2. Barry Bonds. 3. Ken Griffey Jr. 4. Reggie Jackson. 5. Mickey Mantle. 6. Willie Mays. 7. Frank Robinson. 8. Babe Ruth. 9. Mike Schmidt.
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August 28, 2007
BARRY Bonds' record doesn't impress me. He offered 9/11 victims $10,000 a home run, then got mad when pitchers didn't put the ball right down the middle so he could hit a home run. I'm glad I was around when Aaron broke Babe's record, and I hope I'm here when A-Rod breaks this record. Walt Van Horn Philadelphia
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February 24, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
'GOD KNOWS I'm a Hall of Famer," is what Barry Bonds said Saturday during his introductory press conference as a hitting coach for the Miami Marlins. Unfortunately for the all-time home-run leader, God does not waste time on something as trivial as casting a ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame. And since God also graced human beings with free will, Bonds can't count on any divine intervention to sway the voting members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Those mere mortals are the ones who hold the key to unlocking the door to Cooperstown for Bonds, and so far he is 0-4 in the selection process.
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June 5, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Barry Bonds hit his 30th home run last night, reaching the mark faster than anyone in major league history. Bonds connected in the fourth inning for a solo shot in the San Francisco Giants' 3-1 win over visiting San Diego. Bonds has hit 30 home runs in 57 games. Babe Ruth reached 30 homers in 63 games in 1928. Bonds' 524th career homer came against Bobby Jones. After the shot to centerfield, Bonds rounded the bases as the crowd at Pacific Bell Park chanted "Barry! Barry!"
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February 6, 2013
Yankees captain Derek Jeter plans to wait until teammate Alex Rodriguez addresses his latest off-the-field controversy before commenting on the matter. The Miami New Times reported last week that Rodriguez bought human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing substances from 2009 to 2012 from Biogenesis of America L.L.C., a now-closed anti-aging clinic in Coral Cables, Fla., near Rodriguez's offseason home. Judges selected to hear Barry Bonds' appeal Barry Bonds' appeal of his felony obstruction of justice conviction will be heard by three federal judges who were each appointed by a different Democratic president.
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November 9, 1993 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
The ballots are in. The name of the National League's Most ValuablePlayer, as voted by the Baseball Writers Association of America, will beannounced this evening. It appears likely that Giants leftfielder Barry Bonds will win the awardfor the third time in four years and that Phillies centerfielder Lenny Dykstrawill finish second. Even Dykstra concedes that. Not that he necessarily agrees. "You can look at it a couple of different ways," Dykstra said. "One thingis that the Philadelphia Phillies won the division and went to the WorldSeries.
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September 12, 2004 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's going to happen to somebody. In the very near future, some major-league pitcher is going to give up Barry Bonds' 700th home run. Down the road, some pitcher will serve up the 715th homer of Bonds' career. A little farther down the highway to the history, someone will be tagged for No. 756. All this is contingent on Bonds' staying healthy, of course. But Bonds is in good health and sitting at 698 homers entering today's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks and righthander Brandon Webb.
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July 14, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
IN A DIFFERENT time, when I was more naïve about the dramatic effects of performance-enhancing drugs, I guess I would have been impressed by the spectacular display by Miami Marlins rightfielder Giancarlo Stanton during Monday's Home Run Derby. I might have even believed the 61 home runs Stanton smashed out of Petco Park were "spectacular. " Even though the purpose of the contest is to intentionally deliver pitches that batters can blast out of ballpark, the fact Stanton destroyed the previous single-night mark of 41 set by then-Phillie Bobby Abreu in 2005 was amazing in terms of record-breaking margins for any event.
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February 24, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
'GOD KNOWS I'm a Hall of Famer," is what Barry Bonds said Saturday during his introductory press conference as a hitting coach for the Miami Marlins. Unfortunately for the all-time home-run leader, God does not waste time on something as trivial as casting a ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame. And since God also graced human beings with free will, Bonds can't count on any divine intervention to sway the voting members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Those mere mortals are the ones who hold the key to unlocking the door to Cooperstown for Bonds, and so far he is 0-4 in the selection process.
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August 6, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
This planned show of force by Major League Baseball is quickly devolving into farce. If Alex Rodriguez plays baseball Monday night in Chicago, within hours of being suspended for 50 or 150 or 214 games, commissioner Bud Selig's attempted display of strength will serve only to remind everyone how weak MLB has been throughout the steroid era. That is fitting, because Rodriguez apparently has been cheating in plain sight throughout his career, just...
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February 14, 2013 | From Inquirer Wire Services
A lawyer for Barry Bonds urged a federal appeals court Wednesday to toss out the disgraced slugger's obstruction of justice conviction, saying a rambling answer he gave while testifying in December 2003 before a grand jury was not a crime. Bonds' legal team asked a three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to dismiss the lone felony conviction stemming from his response when asked whether Greg Anderson, his personal trainer, ever gave him "anything that required a syringe to inject yourself with?"
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February 6, 2013
Yankees captain Derek Jeter plans to wait until teammate Alex Rodriguez addresses his latest off-the-field controversy before commenting on the matter. The Miami New Times reported last week that Rodriguez bought human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing substances from 2009 to 2012 from Biogenesis of America L.L.C., a now-closed anti-aging clinic in Coral Cables, Fla., near Rodriguez's offseason home. Judges selected to hear Barry Bonds' appeal Barry Bonds' appeal of his felony obstruction of justice conviction will be heard by three federal judges who were each appointed by a different Democratic president.
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February 5, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
BARRY BONDS' appeal of his felony obstruction of justice conviction will be heard by three federal judges who were each appointed by a different Democratic president. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday unveiled its February schedule, which showed publicly for the first time the three judges assigned to Bonds' case. Senior Circuit Judges Mary M. Schroeder and Michael Daly Hawkins along with Judge Mary H. Murguia will hear oral arguments Feb. 13. Jimmy Carter appointed Schroeder in 1979.
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January 11, 2013 | By Ronald Blum, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Steroid tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades. In a vote that keeps the game's career home run leader and one of its greatest pitchers out of Cooperstown - at least for now - Bonds received just 36.2 percent of the vote and Clemens 37.6 in totals announced Wednesday by the Hall and the Baseball Writers' Association of America, both well short of the 75 percent necessary.
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January 10, 2013 | By Ronald Blum, Associated Press
NEW YORK - There's a chance that the podium under the chandeliers in the Vanderbilt Room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel will go unused. With the cloud of steroids shrouding the candidacies of Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and others, baseball writers may fail for only the second time in more than four decades to elect anyone to the Hall of Fame, rendering a news conference unnecessary. About 600 people are eligible to vote in the Baseball Writers' Association of America election, all members of the organization for 10 consecutive years at any point.
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January 10, 2013 | By Ronald Blum, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa were denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades. In a vote that keeps the game's career home run leader and one of its greatest pitchers out of Cooperstown - at least for now - Bonds received just 36.2 percent of the vote and Clemens 37.6 in totals announced Wednesday by the Hall and the Baseball Writers' Association of America, both well short of the 75 percent necessary.
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December 27, 2012
By William C. Kashatus Baseball writers have until the end of this month to cast their ballot for the Hall of Fame's Class of 2013. Of the 24 retired players to appear on the ballot for the first time are sluggers Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa and pitching ace Roger Clemens. While their statistical achievements are impressive, each man's career has been tainted by allegations of performance-enhancing substances. If those who cast the ballots for baseball immortality take seriously their responsibility as stewards of the game, Bonds, Sosa, and Clemens will be rejected.
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