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Encyclopedia > Bobby Bonilla
Bobby Bonilla
Third baseman
Born: February 23, 1963 (1963-02-23) (age 44)
Batted: Both Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 9, 1986 for the Chicago White Sox
Final game
October 7, 2001 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Batting Average     .279
Home Runs     287
RBI     1,173
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • All-star (NL) (1988-1991, 1993, 1995)
  • Silver Slugger (1988, 1990-1991)
  • Holds Orioles single season record for Sacrifice Flies (17 in 1996)

Roberto Martin Antonio "Bobby" Bonilla (born February 23, 1963 in the Bronx, New York) is a former player in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 to 2001. Bonilla is of Puerto Rican descent. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The position of the third baseman Third base redirects here. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) White Stockings (1900-1903) St. ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (281st in leap years). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) White Stockings (1900-1903) St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1969 â€¢ 1986 NL Pennants (4) 1969 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 2000... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... All-star (also, Allstar or All Star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment. ... Silver Slugger Award In Major League Baseball, the Louisville Silver Slugger award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in each league. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... NY redirects here. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ...


Bonilla began his career as a first baseman and outfielder, but primarily played third base during his best years with the Pittsburgh Pirates. During that time, he formed a formidable combination alongside stars Barry Bonds and Andy Van Slyke. The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... The position of the third baseman Third base redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is a Major League left fielder for the San Francisco Giants. ... Andrew James Van Slyke (born December 21, 1960 in Utica, New York) is a retired American Major League Baseball outfielder, and the current first base coach for the Detroit Tigers. ...


He was a six-time All-Star, and had career statistics of 2010 hits, 287 home runs, 1173 runs batted in, and a career .279 batting average. He was a member of the 1997 World Series champion Florida Marlins. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from the previous years... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... The 1997 World Series was widely regarded as one of the most exciting Series in recent memory. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ...


Bonilla became infamous with the New York Media for threatening sportswriter Bob Klapisch in response to his book on the 1992 Mets, The Worst Team Money Could Buy: The Collapse Of The New York Mets (ISBN 0-8032-7822-5).[1]


When the New York Mets placed Bonilla on unconditional waivers in 2000, they agreed to pay out the remainder of his contract by deferring the remaining $5.9 million, instead giving him 25 equal payments of $1,193,248.20 each July 1 from 2011 to 2035, for a total of $29,831,205.[2] Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1969 â€¢ 1986 NL Pennants (4) 1969 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 2000...


Bonilla also made a cameo in the movie Rookie of the Year. 2002 Lincoln cent, obverse, proof with cameo Cameo is a method of carving, or an item of jewelry made in this manner. ... Rookie of the Year is a 1993 movie starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary Busey. ...


He also has an elite fan group called the Bonilla Men in Long Island, New York


Notes

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  1. ^ Klapisch, Bob. "1992 taught Mets a chemistry lesson", 2002-02-26. 
  2. ^ http://www.nj.com/weblogs/mets/index.ssf?/mtlogs/njo_mets/archives/2006_01.html

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Preceded by
Darryl Strawberry
National League Player of the Month
April & May 1988
Succeeded by
Will Clark
Preceded by
Will Clark
National League Player of the Month
April 1990
Succeeded by
Andre Dawson

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Bobby Bonilla | BaseballLibrary.com (2900 words)
Bonilla's rise through the Pirates' farm system came to a halt during spring training in 1985, when he broke his right leg in a collision with teammate Bip Roberts at second base.
Bonilla joined with teammate Barry Bonds to form a powerful tandem which Pittsburgh sportswriters dubbed the "BB Gunners." In his five full seasons with the Pirates, Bonilla drove in at least 100 runs three times, kept his batting average between.274 and.302, and hit as many as 32 home runs.
Bonilla dug himself a deeper hole and aggravated already tense media relations by shamelessly denying that he was protesting the official scorer's decision.
BASEBALL NOTE (335 words)
Bonilla was slated to make $5.9 million this season but had his deal restructured prior to being released by the Mets.
Bonilla batted.237 with seven homers and 30 RBI in 72 games for the Dodgers in 1998 after he was obtained from the Florida Marlins, whom he helped to the 1997 World Series title.
Bonilla also played for the Chicago White Sox and Pittsburgh before his first stint with the Mets from 1992-95, when he was traded to Baltimore.
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