Death of Bobby Bonds

March 15, 1946 - August 23, 2003
| Age 35

One of baseball's greatest sluggers dies at 57
Bobby Bonds Obituary Photo

Tools to share this Obituary

Bobby Bonds, one of the first major leaguers to blend home-run power with base-stealing speed and the father of one of baseball's greatest sluggers, died Saturday. He was 57.

Barry Bonds' father had been ill for nearly a year with a brain tumor and lung cancer, but he never lost his love for baseball. He was at Pacific Bell Park as recently as Wednesday night, watching his superstar son and the San Francisco Giants.

Bobby Bonds died shortly before 9 a.m. PDT, a Giants...

Read Complete Obituary

View Charity

Record an Audio Memory — Use Your Phone — Free

Track Celebrity Deaths

Receive email notification about people of national interest.