As the Barry Bonds trial continues in San Francisco today, here’s a look back to July 9, 2002 when Bonds posed for photos with his god-father Willie Mays before the Major League Baseball All-Star game at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bonds went on that year to put up a 1.381 OPS and collect a staggering 13.0 wins above replacement with a .546 weighted on base average.
This is just one of my favourite pictures of Bonds from that year. Here he is pointing at the Chicago Cubs’ dugout after getting his second walk from pitcher Matt Clement during the fourth inning of a game on August 8, 2002 in San Francisco. At the time, Bonds was one away from 600 home runs.