Major League Baseball home run king Barry Bonds is set to return to Tempe to help show off his alma mater's new duds.
Bonds, who starred at Arizona State from 1983-85, will return to Tempe for ASU's game vs. UNLV on Tuesday, March 28 to help introduce the Sun Devils' new throwback uniforms from adidas' Heritage collection. Bonds will also throw out the game's first pitch.
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"I am extremely humbled and proud that Sun Devil Baseball has chosen to debut a uniform that commemorates my time at Arizona State, as well as that of my teammates and coaches," Bonds said in a statement.
"I want to thank coach Tracy Smith and the entire team for this great honor. No matter what era you play in, when you put on that uniform, you truly are a Sun Devil for life and a representative of this great university."
Bonds was a two-time All-College World Series selection at ASU. He hit .347 with 45 home runs and 175 RBI as a Sun Devil, and his seven consecutive hits in the College World Series tied an NCAA record. He graduated from ASU in 1986 with a degree in criminology.
Of course, Bonds, a former star outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants, went on to shatter home run records at the professional level. His 73 home runs in 2001 and 762 career home runs are both MLB records.