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(CNN)Here's a look at the life of retired baseball player Barry Bonds, holder of Major League Baseball's all-time home run record.

PersonalBirth date: July 24, 1964Birth place: Riverside, CaliforniaBirth name: Barry Lamar BondsRead MoreFather: Bobby Bonds, former major league baseball player and coachMother: Patricia (Howard) BondsMarriages: Elizabeth (Watson) Bonds (January 10, 1998-2010, divorced); Susann (Branco) Bonds (February 6, 1988-1995, divorced - annulled in 1997)Children: with Elizabeth (Watson) Bonds: Aisha Lynn, 1999; with Susann (Branco) Bonds: Shikari, 1991; Nikolai, 1989Education: Attended Arizona State University, 1982-1985
Other FactsHolds the Major League Baseball career home run record with 762.
Seven-time National League Most Valuable Player (a record) and 14-time All-Star. Has broken multiple records in Major League Baseball including winning 12 Silver Slugger awards, most career walks, and most intentional walks.Former MLB player Willie Mays is his godfather.Has shown miniature schnauzers he and his sister Cheryl Dugan own, at the Westminster Dog Show.TimelineMay 30, 1986 - Makes his Major League debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 1993 - First season with the San Francisco Giants.1993 - Founds the Bonds Family Foundation, whose mission is to "encourage, promote and fund programs designed to improve the educational achievements, standard of living and quality of life conditions for African-American youth within the Bay Area community."1994 - ESPY award for "Male Athlete of the Year."1999 - Awarded the Philanthropist of the Year Award by the National Conference on Black Philanthropy.2001 - Finishes the season with 73 home runs, a new MLB record.2002 - Bonds carries the torch for the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.December 4, 2003 - Bonds testifies to a grand jury that he had used a substance given to him by a trainer accused of distributing steroids, but that he (Bonds) did not know they were steroids.July 4, 2004 - Becomes the all-time leader in walks with 2,191.September 17, 2004 - Hits his 700th home run.November 15, 2004 - Is voted National League MVP for a record, seventh time.2005 - Bonds misses the entire 2005 MLB season recovering from knee surgery.March 7, 2006 - The book, "Game of Shadows," alleges extensive steroid use by Bonds beginning in 1998. Bonds denies the accusations.March 24, 2006 - Bonds sues the authors of "Game of Shadows" to try to block them from making any money on the book, which his attorneys say is based on illegally obtained grand jury transcripts.May 20, 2006 - Bonds hits his 714th home run, tying Babe Ruth for second place on the all-time home run list.May 28, 2006 - Bonds hits his 715th home run, passing Ruth.June 2, 2006 - Bonds requests and is granted dismissal of his lawsuit against the authors of the book, "Game of Shadows," as the authors have been subpoenaed to testify before by a federal grand jury regarding the 2003 BALCO court case documents they obtained.September 23, 2006 - Bonds hits his 734th home run, beating Hank Aaron's National League home run record.August 4, 2007 - Bonds hits his 755th home run, tying with Aaron as the all-time home run leader. August 7, 2007 - Bonds hits his 756th home run, surpassing Aaron as the all-time home run leader.September 21, 2007 - The San Francisco Giants announce they will not re-sign Bonds for the 2008 season.November 15, 2007 - A federal grand jury indicts Bonds on perjury and obstruction of justice charges. The indictment is in connection to an investigation of the use of steroids in major league baseball.December 7, 2007 - Bonds pleads not guilty to the charges of perjury and obstruction of justice and is released on $500,000 bond.May 12, 2008 - Federal prosecutors file a superseding indictment against Bonds, charging him with 14 counts of lying to a grand jury and one count of obstruction of justice when he denied knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs. June 6, 2008 - Bonds is arraigned and pleads not guilty to all charges.July 1, 2008 - Bonds 756th home run ball is received by the Hall of Fame with the addition of a carved asterisk from ball owner, Marc Ecko. Bonds is reported as saying he will not allow himself to be inducted if the asterisk ball is put on display.November 25, 2008 - A judge dismisses three of the perjury counts against Bonds.January 21, 2011 - A federal judge announces that former teammates and retired baseball players will have to testify in Bond's upcoming perjury trial.February 10, 2011 - Bonds has the number of felony charges brought against him by federal prosecutors reduced from 11 to five.March 21, 2011 - Bonds' trial on perjury charges begins.March 22, 2011 - Gary Anderson, Bonds' personal trainer, is found in civil contempt and taken into custody when he refuses to take the stand to answer questions about Bonds' steroid use.April 13, 2011 - Bonds is convicted of one count of obstruction of justice. A mistrial is declared on three counts of perjury after jurors report they can't reach an agreement.June 15, 2011 - Attorneys for Bonds file appeal motions to overturn his conviction, in US District Court in San Francisco.June 23, 2011 - US District Court Judge Susan Illston grants the prosecution's request to delay sentencing while it decides to retry Bonds on perjury charges.August 26, 2011 - A judge rejects Bonds' bid to dismiss his conviction for obstruction of justice.August 31, 2011 - Prosecutors decline to retry Bonds on perjury charges.December 8, 2011 - Federal prosecutors recommend a 15-month prison sentence for his obstruction of justice conviction.December 16, 2011 - Bonds is sentenced to two years of probation 30 days of home confinement, 250 hours of community service, and fined $4,000. The judge stays the sentence while Bonds appeals his conviction.May 3, 2012 - Bonds files a brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals urging the court to overturn his obstruction of justice conviction. September 13, 2013 - In an opinion filed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Bonds' conviction is upheld.July 1, 2014 - The appeals court orders Bonds' case to be reheard by a larger panel of judges.April 22, 2015 - The appeals court overturns Bond's 2011 conviction for obstruction of justice.July 21, 2015 - Federal prosecutors drop the case against Bonds.December 2015-October 2016 - Spends one season with the Miami Marlins as a hitting coach.March 21, 2017 - Joins the San Francisco Giants organization as special adviser to the CEO.August 11, 2018 - The San Francisco Giants retire Bonds' No. 25 jersey.January 25, 2022 - Bonds falls short of the 75% of votes (66%) needed to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his tenth and final year of eligibility. Photos: Photos: Baseballs biggest scandalsAlex Rodriguez: Performance-enhancing drugs – Alex Rodriguez is suspended for the 2014 regular and postseason over accusations of taking performance-enhancing drugs and having ties to the now-shuttered Biogenesis clinic in South Florida.Hide Caption 1 of 12 Photos: Photos: Baseballs biggest scandalsBarry Bonds: Perjury indictment – Barry Bonds is baseball's all-time home run leader, but some commentators say there should be an asterisk by his record. Though he's said he never knowingly used steroids, two San Francisco reporters wrote a book alleging he used performance-enhancing drugs. In 2007, he was indicted on charges of perjury and obstructing justice for allegedly lying to a grand jury investigating steroids and convicted of obstruction of justice. Here are some of Major League Baseball's biggest scandals:Hide Caption 2 of 12 Photos: Photos: Baseballs biggest scandalsRoger Clemens: Steroid allegations – Known as Rocket for his aggressive pitching style, Roger Clemens played pro ball for more than two decades, racking up seven Cy Young Awards. He left Major League Baseball under a cloud of steroid allegations, despite a court finding him not guilty of perjury in 2012 when he told Congress he never used the drugs.Hide Caption 3 of 12 Photos: Photos: Baseballs biggest scandalsRafael Palmeiro: Steroid suspension – After his former Texas Rangers teammate Jose Canseco accused him of using steroids, Rafael Palmeiro appeared before Congress in 2005 to deny the allegations. Later that year, he was suspended from baseball for testing positive for steroids. He maintains to this day he has never knowingly taken performance enhancers.Hide Caption 4 of 12 Photos: Photos: Baseballs biggest scandalsMark McGwire: Steroids admission – An Olympian and renowned long-ball hitter, Mark McGwire spent his entire career with the Oakland A's and St. Louis Cardinals, breaking the single-season home run record in 1998. In 2010, he admitted using steroids over the course of a decade but told Bob Costas in an interview he took them only for health reasons.Hide Caption 5 of 12 Photos: Photos: Baseballs biggest scandalsJohn Rocker: Outrageous comments – John Rocker's pitching career with the Atlanta Braves only lasted a few seasons because of his offensive comments about homosexuals, New Yorkers, Asian women and a black teammate in a Sports Illustrated article. Rocker faced large backlash and ultimately was cut by the Braves in 2001 and played for three other teams before calling it quits in 2003.Hide Caption 6 of 12 Photos: Photos: Baseballs biggest scandalsMarge Schott: Hitler observation – Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott faced lawsuits, fines from the MLB and suspensions during her career for her offhand comments and actions. Schott told ESPN in 1996 that "Hitler was good in the beginning, but he went too far." That comment drew a $25,000 fine and one-year suspension.Hide Caption 7 of 12 Photos: Photos: Baseballs biggest scandalsGeorge Steinbrenner: Dirty dealings – Former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, center, was banned for life in 1990 for hiring a man to investigate Yankees outfielder Dave Winfield's background for any dirt. The ban was later reduced to a two-year suspension.Hide Caption 8 of 12 Photos: Photos: Baseballs biggest scandalsPete Rose: Gambling on baseball – Cincinnati Reds switch-hitter Pete Rose was caught gambling on baseball games during the 1987 season. Fingerprints from betting slips and a handwriting expert's testimony ultimately led to Rose being banned from baseball.Hide Caption 9 of 12 Photos: Photos: Baseballs biggest scandalsDarryl Strawberry: Cocaine, prostitutes – Darryl Strawberry, right, was suspended multiple times throughout his career for cocaine possession and soliciting prostitutes. Strawberry released a book in which he claims that several players with the 1980s Mets committed the same offenses.Hide Caption 10 of 12 Photos: Photos: Baseballs biggest scandalsFerguson Jenkins: First drug suspension – Pitcher Ferguson Jenkins was the first baseball player to be suspended for a drug-related offense. Ferguson was arrested in Toronto in 1980 for cocaine possession and promptly banned for life. However, the ban was lifted only a month later and he returned to the pitchers mound for the Chicago Cubs in 1982.Hide Caption 11 of 12 Photos: Photos: Baseballs biggest scandalsChicago White Sox: The big fix – Gambler Arnold Rothstein was the financial backer accused of being behind the fixed 1919 World Series. Eight Chicago White Sox players were allegedly bribed to throw the game with money provided by Rothstein. He denied all allegations before a grand jury and was later exonerated of any wrongdoing. All eight players involved in the fix were banned for life.Hide Caption 12 of 12

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PICTURED: Couple who died in horrific Indiana house explosion worked together and had a flea market table in town: Cops probe cause of blast that leveled 39 homes

Charlie and Martina Hite, two of the three people who died in the horrific Indiana house explosion Wednesday, were partners in marriage and in business with a connection to their community.

The couple, 43 and 37, both worked at the same Fresh Market store in Evansville Indiana and also had a regular flea market table, while Charlie was a volunteer for the high school football team.

Charlie's brother Steve - the equipment manager for that same Harrison High School team - was headed to Charlie's home to pick him up when he heard the blast about five minutes away, according to the Courier & Press. 

Steve's brother would shoot video and hand out equipment in an unpaid role for the school.  

Aaron Hite, Steve's son and Charlie's nephew, said the couple had no children, only pets. 

He added that his aunt and uncle were loving and supportive and had helped him move into his first Evansville apartment.

A Gofundme has been set up to cover end-of-life expenses for the couple and anything else the family may need.  

Jessica Teague, 29, was the third person killed in the explosion. 

Charlie and Martina Hite, two of the three people who died in the horrific Indiana house explosion Thursday, were partners in marriage and in business with a connection to their community. The couple, 43 and 37, both worked at the same Fresh Market store in Evansville Indiana and also had a regular flea market table

A Ring doorbell camera caught the terrifying moment a house exploded in Evansville, Indiana, killing the Hites and Teague and damaging 39 homes in a residential neighborhood.

Maddie Struble posted the video to Facebook late Wednesday night, showing debris flying before it clears up to reveal the front porch of her home with an American flag still flying.

Roof slats were seen bent and broken on top of the porch, as smoke enveloped the area and a home across the street was destroyed.

'Luckily, Trevor and I were not home; however our home is unlivable,' Struble captioned the video.

'We cannot thank the Evansville Police Department for all of their help with finding our dogs and getting them back to us,' she wrote, noting: 'Our cat is still out there, so please be on the lookout for him.

'Our hearts go out to the people across the street who lost their lives from this tragic event.' 

The blast was reported around 1pm in the 1000 block of North Weinbach Avenue in Evansville and had a 100-foot blast radius, officials said, which completely leveled one house where the explosion occurred, split another in half and heavily damaged 39 others.

One resident, Dorthy Waters, described the blast as a 'sonic boom.'

'I thought a bomb fell on us or like a tree fell through the house,' she told 14 News. 'It shook so hard, it went through my chest, it shook my windows.

'I don't know what happened, but I'm very sad about these people.' 

Three people were killed in the impact, and another was transported to a nearby hospital for non life-threatening injuries. Their names have not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin.

Authorities now warn there may be others after they called off search efforts Wednesday night due to the 'instability' of the homes, Fire Chief Mike Connelly said in a news conference Thursday morning.

He said crews were being called to the scene on Thursday to shore up the homes so the Fire Department could continue its search efforts but at least 11 homes need to be completely torn down and are 'uninhabitable.'

The American Red Cross assisted 15 families who were displaced in the explosion. 

Evansville fire officials were expected to give an update at 11am local time.

A Ring doorbell caught the moment a house across the street in Evansville, Indiana Wednesday afternoon. It shows debris flying around North Weinbach Avenue

After the debris cleared up, roof slats could be seen covering Maddie Struble's front porch, and the home across the street was completely gone

In a news conference on Thursday morning, Connelly said the Evansville Fire Department first received a call about a home explosion at 12.59pm on Wednesday, and the first units arrived on the scene by 1.02pm.

A structural collapse team was also called to the scene, as was the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who were investigating the explosion.

CenterPoint Energy, the local gas utility, meanwhile, found no evidence of a natural gas explosion. It was last called to the home where the explosion originated in January 2018.

The cause of the explosion remains unclear, Connelly said in his news conference Thursday, noting: 'It's going to be a very tedious process.'

He previously said debris including 'typical construction materials' like wooden boards, window glass and insulation were strewn over a 100-foot radius.

Aerial video shows the scale of devastation caused by an explosion at a house in southern Indiana on Wednesday morning that killed at least three people and damaged as many as 39 homes

At least three people were killed in the impact of the explosion, and one other resident was brought to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries

A total of 39 homes were destroyed in the blast, and 11 are now completely uninhabitable

Drew Strader captured video of the destruction following the blast where a home has been reduced to complete rubble, and adjacent home was split in half

Evansville Fire Department personnel examine the scene after a house explosion at 1010 North Weinbach Avenue in Evansville, Indiana

Fire Department crews had to call off their search efforts Wednesday night  due to the instability of some of the homes

Another look at the N Weinbach explosion in #Evansville. This one is of the actual site of the blast. The home has been reduced to complete rubble. You can see an adjacent home split in half.

????: Drew Strader

Warning: Language

— Valerie Lyons (@VLyonsTV) August 10, 2022

Aerial video posted on social media showed the extent of the damage in a residential neighborhood as police and fire vehicles remained on the the scene in Evansville, on the Kentucky border.

Photos posted by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke also showed the destruction of the explosion with pieces of homes scattered across the neighborhood and emergency workers sifting through the debris. 

Resident Drew Slader, who lived nearby, told local news outlets that he was sitting on his couch when the force of the blast threw him several feet. He shared video from inside his damaged home that showed broken window frames and kitchen cabinets hanging from the wall. 

Slader told local news outlets that he was sitting down when the forced of the blast threw him off the couch

He shared video from inside his damaged home that show broken window frames and kitchen cabinets hanging from the wall

Vincent Taylor, meanwhile, was working on a roof two blocks away from the explosion, and when it went off he said he saw debris falling from the sky.

Taylor immediately rushed over to the scene, he told 14 News, where he 'saw the guy in the grass, and it looked bad.

'A lot of people lost everything down here, their houses are totally gone,' he said. 'It's bad. 

Jacki Baumgart, an office manager at Award World Trophies about two and a half blocks from the site of the explosion, also said she and other employees in their the building panicked when they heard the loud blast and saw smoke.

'We thought a tree fell on the building or a car ran into the place,' Baumgart said. 'Debris from the ceiling came down.'

She continued: 'Everybody here immediately ran out of the building. We thought the building was going to come down.'

And neighbor Roxane Weber, who lives just about a half block down the road from the blast  said she is 'worried for other people around them,' noting 'it's mostly older folks on that end.' 

Ron Ryan carries his Chihuahuas, Molly, 14, left, and Fifi, 13, to his partner, Patty Hite, after a house explosion occurred in the 1000 block of Weinbach Avenue. The dogs were trapped in the home for more than three hours before they were allowed to retrieve them as well as their guinea pig

Photos posted by the mayor show damage in a residential neighborhood with police and fire vehicles on the scene in Evansville, on the Kentucky border

Emergency workers were on the scene of the house explosion on Wednesday in Evansville, Indiana 

A blue house was destroyed when another nearby exploded. At least 11 of the 39 homes damaged in the explosion are 'uninhabitable,' Connelly told the Evansville Courier & Press

Evansville Police Department posted to Facebook a plea for footage of the incident.  

'Our thoughts are with those closely involved with the explosion that happened on N. Weinbach this afternoon,' they wrote.

'As more information becomes available the respective agencies investigating will be able to provide more information.

'N. Weinbach between Columbia and Oak Hill will be shut down for the foreseeable future, please plan an alternate route.

If anyone has footage of the incident, please forward a copy of the video to our Detectives Unit at [email protected]'

Emergency crews respond to a house explosion in Evansville, Ind., Wednesday afternoon

People gather at an intersection as emergency crews respond to a house explosion in the 1000 block of North Weinbach Avenue in Evansville, Indiana on Wednesday

Emergency works sift through the debris of an explosion that killed three people and destroyed at least 39 houses 

At least 39 houses were damaged in the massive explosion that was caught on camera 

Debris covered the ground and streets throughout the neighborhood after a house explosion on Wednesday

The explosion on Wednesday was the second house explosion in the area in just over five years. A house explosion on June 27, 2017, killed two people and injured three others.

Five people were inside a home at 1717 Hercules Avenue when the structure exploded and rocked the neighborhood. 

Three people made it out, but Sharon Mand and Kathleen Woolems died of smoke inhalation, TriState homepage reported. 

Officials said the explosion 'blew the roof up, blew the walls out, and then everything comes down around on top of it' and that there were 'parts of the building that were across the street and several hundred feet away.' 

The cause of the explosion was suspected to be a gas leak, according to officials, but said it was undetermined, 'because we never could really pin down exactly the cause of that leak.'

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