In the broadcast of the 2004 Home Run Derby, Joe Morgan commented that now, Barry Bonds is more than just a home run hitter -- he hits for average, too.
In 17 seasons since turning 23, Barry Bonds hit above the league average in 15 of them, in most cases far far above. Once, he tied the league average. Was there an upturn in his batting average late in his career? Yes, but this upturn started in 2001, a full three years before Joe Morgan made his observation.
In 2004, it was hardly news that Barry Bonds
is good at hitting for average as well as power.
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