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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — As spring training kicked off this week, Barry Bonds began his first big league job since retiring from the game as the Miami Marlins hitting coach.

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On Saturday, Bonds spoke with the media about the new job. The conversation, naturally, turned to the topic of the Hall of Fame.

“God knows I’m a Hall-of-Famer,” Bonds told ESPN’s Mark Saxon. “I know that I’m a Hall of Fame player.”

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And while he said he understands that it’s up to the media to make that determination, he added that in his circle, the decision has always been a unanimous one.

“In my fraternity, in Major League Baseball, there’s not one player that ever could sit there and say that I’m not one. There’s not a coach who ever coached me that says I’m not one,” Bonds said.

Baseball’s all-time home run king finished his career with 762 long balls. His 1,996 RBI are good for 5th best all-time.

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It’ll likely take baseball fans a while to get used to seeing the former slugger in a Marlins jersey. Though, folks in Miami will warm up to the idea a lot quicker as soon as Giancarlo Stanton blasts a couple over the shortened Marlins Park fences.