Bonds was remarkable during his era for his combination of power and speed and for his propensity to strike out. He was a five-time member of the 30-30 club, a three-time Gold Glove winner, and a three-time All-Star (winning the All Star Game MVP award in 1973). In 1973, he placed third in the National League MVP award voting. In 1971, he placed fourth.
In 1970 he set a Major League record with 187 strike outs, and broke his own record a year later with 189.
When Bonds retired, he was third in lifetime strikeouts with 1757 (behind Willie Stargell (1912), and Reggie Jackson (1810)). Bonds was the first player in the history of Major League Baseball to have over 300 lifetime home runs and over 400 lifetime stolen bases. His son Barry is the second in history. He and his son are two of only a few members of the 300-300 club.
Bonds is sixth on the career list of home runs for the Giants franchise with 186.
Bonds' brother Robert played in the National Football League and his sister Rosie was an Olympic sprinter.