Below is the full text of the first mention the New York Times made of Barry Bonds. The dateline is May 7, 1986.
SPORTS PEOPLE; In Father’s Footsteps: Barry Bonds, the son of the former major league outfielder Bobby Bonds, drove in seven runs for Hawaii on Monday with a grand slam and two singles in a Pacific Coast League game at Calgary, Alberta, that Hawaii won, 18-8. Bonds, 21 years old, was drafted in the first round last June by the Pittsburgh Pirates and hit .299 with 13 homers in 71 games with Prince William of the Class A Carolina League. In three seasons at Arizona State University, the 6-foot-1-inch, 185-pound outfielder hit .347 with 45 home runs, 175 runs batted in and 57 stolen bases.Read more about Bonds’ early career here, here, and here.
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