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Name: Barry Bonds                                                                   
Born: July 24, 1964 Riverside, California                                           
Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is a Major         
League Baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent. He is the son of         
former major league All-Star Bobby Bonds, the godson of Hall of Famer Willie       
Mays, and a distant cousin of Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson. He debuted in the       
Major Leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1986 and joined the San Francisco     
Giants in 1993, where he stayed through 2007. Bonds filed for free agency           
following the 2007 World Series.                                                   
Bonds currently holds the all-time Major League Baseball home run record with       
762, and is also the all-time career leader in both walks (2,558) and               
intentional walks (688). He holds numerous other records, including the single-season
Major League record for home runs (73), set in 2001, and a record seven Most       
Valuable Player awards.                                                             
Since 2003, Bonds has been a key figure in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative     
(BALCO) scandal. He was under investigation by a federal grand jury regarding       
his testimony in the BALCO case, and was indicted on perjury and obstruction of     
justice charges on November 15, 2007. The indictment alleges that Bonds lied       
while under oath about his alleged use of steroids.