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Barry Bonds homers in his first World Series at-bat Oct. 19, 2002. (Ben Margot/AP)
Sept. 17, 2004: Hits his 700th career homer, off San Diego's Jake Peavy.

Sept. 11, 2004: With three walks vs. Arizona, breaks his own record for walks in a season and becomes the first player to earn 200 free passes in one campaign.

Aug. 29, 2004: Records his 68th career multihomer game, passing Mark McGwire for second all-time.

Aug. 17, 2004: Records his 67th career multihomer game, tying Mark McGwire for second all-time.

Aug. 13, 2004: Singles in his 1,813th run, passing Frank Robinson for 14th on the all-time RBI list.

July 10, 2004: Breaks his own record for intentional walks in a season with the first of three in the game.

July 8, 2004: Passes Eddie Murray (5,397) for eighth place on the all-time total bases list.

July 4, 2004: Receives two walks from the A's to tie and break Rickey Henderson's all-time walks walks record.

June 13, 2004: Hits his 500th homer as a Giant.

June 12, 2004: Homers off the 400th different pitcher of his career, Baltimore's Rodrigo Lopez.

May 28, 2004: Hits his 10th career walk-off homer, a two-run shot off Colorado's Tim Harikkala.

April 29, 2004: Hits his 668th career homer, giving him and his late father Bobby a combined 1,000 homers.

April 17, 2004: Scores his 2,063rd run, putting him alone in seventh place all-time, with a solo homer off Los Angeles' Darren Dreifort.

April 13, 2004: Hits his 661st career homer, off Milwaukee's Ben Ford, to assume sole possession of third place on the all-time list.

April 12, 2004: Hits his 660th career homer, off Milwaukee's Matt Kinney, to tie godfather Willie Mays for third on the all-time list.

Nov. 18, 2003: Named NL MVP for the third year in a row and sixth time overall.

Sept. 20, 2003: Reaches base for the 58th consecutive game, tying the NL record he already shared with Duke Snider.

Sept. 15, 2003: Passes Babe Ruth's mark of 2,062 walks, good for second all-time.

Aug. 12, 2003: Records his 64th career multihomer game to claim sole possession of third place on the all-time list.

July 24, 2003: Hits his 470th homer as a Giant to pass Willie McCovey for first on the San Francisco all-time list.

July 4, 2003: Draws his 2,000th career walk.

June 23, 2003: Steals his 500th career base, becoming the first member of the 500-500 club.

November 2002: Wins his record-extending fifth MVP Award.

Oct. 26, 2002: Hits his eighth home run of the postseason in Game 6 of the World Series, setting a Major League record.

Oct. 19, 2002: Homers in his first World Series at-bat, the 26th player to do so in Major League history.

Sept. 29, 2002: Finishes regular season with .370 average to win his first National League batting title. Also sets single-season records with 198 walks and a .582 on-base percentage.

Aug. 9, 2002: Hits his 600th career homer, off Pittsburgh's Kip Wells.

Nov. 19, 2001: Wins his record-setting fourth MVP Award.

Oct. 5, 2001: Breaks McGwire's single-season home run record with his 71st and 72nd home runs. He adds his record-setting 73rd homer two days later.

Oct. 3, 2001: Breaks the single-season walks record when the Astros issue him three free passes. He winds up with 177.

April 17, 2001: Hits his 500th career homer, off Los Angeles' Terry Adams.

Sept. 11, 1999: Records his 2,000th career hit.

Aug. 23, 1998: Hits his 400th career homer, off Florida's Kirt Ojala, and becomes the first member of the 400-400 club.

April 23, 1997: Records his 1,000th career RBI.

Sept. 27, 1996: Steals his 40th base of the season, joining Jose Canseco as the only members of the 40-40 club.

April 27, 1996: Hits his 300th career homer, off Florida's John Burkett, and joins Bobby Bonds, Willie Mays and Andre Dawson as the only members of the 300-300 club.

June 8, 1993: Hits his 200th career homer, off Philadelphia's Jose DeLeon.

April 18, 1993: Records his 1,000th career hit with a double off Atlanta's Mike Stanton.

April 12, 1993: Homers in his first at-bat as a Giant at Candlestick Park.

Dec. 8, 1992: Signs a six-year contract with the Giants.

Nov. 19, 1990: Wins the first of his six National League MVP Awards.

July 12, 1990: Hits his 100th career homer, off San Diego's Andy Benes.

June 4, 1986: Hits his first career homer, off Atlanta's Craig McMurtry.

May 31, 1986: Records his first Major League hit.

May 30, 1986: Makes his Major League debut.

June 1985: Chosen in the first round (sixth overall) of the draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

June 1982: Selected in the second round of the draft by the Giants, but he elects to attend Arizona State University instead.

July 24, 1964: Barry Lamar Bonds is born in Riverside, Calif.

Chris Shuttlesworth is an editorial producer for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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