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After alleged steroid use, Bonds' slugging increased

Bonds began using steroids after the 1998 season, according to evidence in the BALCO case. Before that, he was a .290 hitter with speed and good power, as a composite view of his first 13 seasons in the major leagues shows.

After the 1998 season, Bonds’ batting average increased 9 percent and his home-run power increased by 22 percent, the composite shows.

Bonds COMPOSITE seasons

 

G

AB

R

H

2b

3b

Hr

rbi

sb

cs

BB

SO

Avg.

   

1986-1998

146

509

105

147

31

5

32

93

34

10

104

80

0.290

   

1999-2007

121

358

96

113

22

2

39

87

8

1

133

54

0.316

                                 
                                     

Source: www.baseball-reference.com

 

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