As Black History Month continues, it’s important to remember the contributions African-Americans have made to the sports world, especially baseball.
It all started when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947.
Since then, many talented African-American players have graced the game.
Barry Bonds was one of them.
During his legendary career, Bonds won seven National League MVP Awards, 12 Silver Slugger Awards, eight Gold Gloves, two batting titles, and was a 14-time All-Star.
Bonds is the only player in MLB history to have won more than three MVPs.
On Twitter, MLB Network posted a highlight reel video of the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants legend during his MVP seasons.
On the 7th day of #BlackHistoryMonth, we highlight Barry Bonds and his seven MVP awards.
He is the only player in MLB history to win more than three. pic.twitter.com/IiHwQq40a4
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 7, 2023
Bonds was simply a different breed.
His power was simply unparalleled.
But his accomplishments speak for themselves.
He put together a Hall-of-Fame worthy career as one of the most feared hitters of his generation and of all time.
This yet another example of the importance of African-Americans in baseball.
Bonds was just one of many great players to grace the game and put on a show while out on the field.
The most impressive thing about Bonds is that he won the NL MVP Award seven times.
Albert Pujols won the award three times during his career, but Bonds is the only player to have won it more than three times.
It ultimately goes to show just how dynamic of a player Bonds was and what his accomplishments mean for baseball and its rich history, and it’s important to remember how he energized the sport.NEXT: Giants Take A Chance On A Veteran Bat