Friday, January 13, 2006
Bonds to play in charity golf tournament
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- San Francisco Giants
outfielder Barry Bonds will play in the 20th annual Juan Marichal
Golf Classic in the Dominican Republic next week.
Bonds will be the main attraction at the Jan. 21-23 tournament,
Marichal said Thursday.
Tournament proceeds go to the needy in Marichal's native
Bonds, who missed most of the season after knee surgery,
returned in September to hit .286 with five homers and 10 RBI in
42 at-bats. Bonds has 708 career homers, trailing only Hank Aaron
(755) and Babe Ruth (714).
Marichal led the National League in complete games and shutouts
twice, and in 1969 led the league with a 2.10 ERA. Marichal
completed 244 games during his 16-year career, striking out 2,303
and finishing with a 2.89 ERA.
Marichal was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in