Love him or hate him, Barry Bonds is one of the best players in Major League Baseball history from his early days with the Pittsburgh Pirates to his Sultan of Swat barrage with the San Francisco Giants. Bonds’ list of records in the world of baseball is staggering. For more than twenty years he helped turn around both the Pirates and the Giants to become playoff contenders while he won seven most valuable player honors, eight Gold Gloves, was a 14-time All Star, and led the Giants to the 2002 World Series. Whatever the truth might be regarding his “clear or cream” training routine, it’s almost unimaginable that Barry hit 73 home runs in a single season and 762 career dingers, both major league records.
Things started to fall apart for Barry in 2003 when he became a key figure in the BALCO steroid scandal. He was finally indicted on perjury and obstruction of justice charges on November 15, 2007. In 2011, Barry was convicted on the obstruction of justice charge, which is now under appeal.
In between hitting home runs and going to court, Barry has put his 17,100 square foot Beverly Park estate on the market. Designed along the lines of a Tuscan villa by architect Robert Sinclair, the home has seven bedrooms and 13 baths. The interior is designed to accommodate lavish entertaining as well as intimate family get togethers to share popcorn in the theatre, a game of pool in the game room, a dip in the pool or a serious workout in the gym with spa and massage afterward. Guests will enjoy staying in the two-story guest house across the lawn.
Includes 2,100 square foot sports court. Selling fully furnished for $25 million. Mauricio Umansky, founder and chief executive of real estate firm the Agency, has the listing.