San Francisco Giants to Retire Barry Bonds’ No. 25

This August, Barry Bonds will return back to The Bay for a momentous occasion. The should-be Hall of Fame outfielder and career home-run leader returns to AT&T Park where he set the single season mark for home-runs in a season and passed Hank Aaron for the all-time mark. On August 11th when the Giants take on the team that drafted him for a second time, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ironically Bonds was previously drafted by the Giants in the 1982 MLB Draft before being selected by the Pirates in the ’85 Draft. Bonds offered his thoughts on the Giants retiring his no. 25, the same franchise his godfather played for; Willie Mays:

“I’m both honored and humbled that the Giants are going to retire my number this season. As I’ve always said, the Giants and Giants fans, are a part of my family,” – Barry Bonds