Top 31 Barry Bonds Quotes

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Barry Lamar Bonds is the full name of one of the American former professional baseball left fielder. He has played full 22 seasons with Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants in Major League Baseball. He received seven NL MVP awards during his career, a record 12 Silver Slugger awards, eight Gold Glove awards, and 14 All-Star selections.

After seeing his numerous awards and achievements, everybody can guess him as the greatest baseball player, and in reality, he is.  He has set many MLB hitting records as he is an exceptional hitter. His MLB hitting records include most career home runs, most home runs in a single season, and most career walks.

Now, look at his top 31 inspiring quotes.

“Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect but for respect from others.”― Barry Bonds

“I’m a very private person. My life story isn’t for everybody.”― Barry Bonds

“But to be the best, you must face the best. And to overcome your fear, you must deal with the best.”― Barry Bonds

“I never stop looking for things to try and make myself better.”― Barry Bonds

“Those boos really motivate me to make something happen.”― Barry Bonds

“There is nothing better than walking out and hitting a home run.”― Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds on field
Barry Bonds on field

“I think everyone needs to be a role model, period.”― Barry Bonds

“As an athlete, you only have so much time. The window only has so much time, and then it closes. You have to take care of yourself the best you can.”― Barry Bonds

“It’s called talent. I just have it. I can’t explain it. You either have it, or you don’t.”― Barry Bonds

“Making the Hall of Fame, would it be something that’s gratifying because of what I’ve sacrificed? Sure. Baseball has been a big part of our lives. We’ve sacrificed our bodies. It’s the way we made our living.”― Barry Bonds

“I like to be against the odds.”― Barry Bonds

12th of 31 Barry Bonds Quotes

“I’d like to help educate kids about the Major Leagues – what to anticipate, what to expect, what they’ll need to do to prepare themselves.”― Barry Bonds

“I don’t know what my future is.”― Barry Bonds

“I’m not afraid to be lonely at the top.”― Barry Bonds

“It’s not the name that makes the player. It’s the player.”― Barry Bonds

“I was born to hit a baseball. I can hit a baseball.”― Barry Bonds

“My career is an open book, but my life is not.”― Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds with his precious award
Barry Bonds with his precious award

“I don’t know what you guys say, but at home, life is way different from baseball.”― Barry Bonds

“Baseball is just my job.”― Barry Bonds

“I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport.”― Barry Bonds

“When I finish playing, I think I’d like to coach college baseball.”― Barry Bonds

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“I don’t want to be a Major League coach.”― Barry Bonds

“Young players need to know how to take care of themselves for life after baseball.”― Barry Bonds

24th of 31 Barry Bonds Quotes

“Every pitcher can beat you, it doesn’t matter how good you are.”― Barry Bonds

“I have a chef who makes sure that I’m getting the right amounts of carbs, proteins, and fats throughout the day to keep me at my max performance level.”― Barry Bonds

“I want to be part of Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame, but I don’t want to be part of the kind of Hall of Fame that’s based on voters’ beliefs and assumptions.”― Barry Bonds

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“I could learn how to press ‘Record’ on a tape recorder and write for a newspaper or a magazine.”― Barry Bonds

“There’s not too many rich black people in this world.”― Barry Bonds

“I’m an expert in baseball and I don’t even have a job. I’m an expert, more so than a lot of people out there. It should be my career until I’m dead. I should be one of the instructors. I think I’ve earned it.”― Barry Bonds

“I’m going to go back to the Bay Area, this is my thing, and I’m just going to open my own school of baseball. Find a facility, find a place and just teach kids. That’s what I want to do.”― Barry Bonds

“I was a momma’s boy. I didn’t get anything from Dad, except my body and baseball knowledge. The only time I spent with him was at the ballpark.”― Barry Bonds

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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