The first honor for the home run king has an official date.
The Giants announced Wednesday that they will honor Bonds with a plaque on the AT&T Park’s Wall of Fame on Saturday, July 8. The ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. before the Giants face off against the Miami Marlins.
Bonds made his return to baseball last year with Miami where he served as their hitting coach.
Bonds will be the 49th Giant honored on the wall, joining greats such as Willie McCovey and Juan Marichal, former teammates Kirk Reuter and J.T. Snow, his godfather, Willie Mays, and his father, Bobby Bonds. Per the Giants, to be eligible for a plaque, a player must have played nine seasons as a Giant, or five seasons with at least one All-Star selection as a Giant.
Bonds currently serves as a special advisor to CEO Larry Baer where he is expected to work minor league affiliates. His career with the Giants spanned from 1993-2007, where he would hit 586 homers and be crowned the NL MVP five times.