Barry Bonds Walks By Year
Barry Bonds career walks of 2,558 are the most by any player in the history of Major League Baseball. Out of those, 688 were intentional.
On his debut season in the league, the left fielder recorded sixty-five bases on balls, of which two were intentional. In his first seven seasons where he played for the Pirates, Bonds was intentionally walked 113 times by the defending team.
During that time, he walked 611 times in 1,010 games. In 1993, the former player signed a free-agent contract with the Giants worth $43.75 million over six years, a record during that time.
Barry played for fifteen seasons for the Giants, during which he was walked by the pitcher intentionally for a record 575 times. The player leads the category by more than double the player in second place.
Albert Pujols, who is in the second position, has 316 IBBs. The active player closest to the record is Joey Votto, who is more than five hundred walks behind at 147 as of 18 July 2023.
Out of his twenty-two seasons in MLB, the player had double-digit IBBs in eighteen, including ten seasons with thirty or thirty-plus bases on balls. During his final campaign in 2007, the left fielder led both the American League and National League in walks and intentional base on balls.
The fourteen-time All-Star set multiple records during his playing time. Some of those records were broken, whereas many are still unbroken in the major league, such as the most career bases on balls, most career home runs, and most homers in a single campaign.
Barry is among the greatest players to ever step inside the diamond. He finished his career with 762 home runs, 514 stolen bases, 1,996 RBIs, and 2,935 hits at an average of .298.
Here is a list of year-by-year intentional bases on balls by Barry from 1986 to 2007:
|Year||Number of Intentional Walks|