- He hit 33, 25 & 34 homers in 1990-1992. That is a total of 92 and a three-year average of 31 per year.
- He hit 46, 37,33,42 & 40 homes from 1993-1997; that is a total of 198 and a five-year average of 40 per year.
- He hit 37, 34 & 49 from 1998-2000. That is a total of 120 and a three-year average of 40 per year.
- He hit 73 HOMERS in 2001. That 24 more than his previous career-high of 49!
- He hit 46, 45 & 45 homers from 2002-2005. That is a total of 136 and a three-year average of 45 per year.
So, are these stats evidence Bonds used steroids? Maybe, but in 1993, he was in fact entering his prime age (mid to late 20’s) and now played in a more homer friendly ballpark and the number of home runs increased throughout baseball.
IMHO, home runs increased everywhere for several reasons including better player conditioning and weight training, better hitting coaching and techniques, smaller ballparks, perfected eye / laser surgeries (Mark McGwire is one beneficiary) and of course steroids.
Lastly, I did not consider partial seasons due injuries or strikes but was surprised that Bonds has has only one season with 50 or more homers (ala Hammering Hank).