Bonds breaks home run record
Slugger Barry Bonds made history today after hitting his 756th
Major League Baseball home run against the Washington Nationals
at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Photo by Stephen Dorian
By Jeff Shuttleworth
August 7, 2007
Hank Aaron's more than 33-year reign as Major League Baseball's
home run king ended tonight in the house that Barry built.
Barry Bonds smashed his 756th career home run in the fifth inning
of tonight's game against the Washington Nationals at AT&T
Park in San Francisco, eclipsing Aaron's previous record of 755
home runs first set on April 4, 1974.
The 43-year-old Bonds hit the homer on a fly ball to right center
field off Nationals pitcher Mike Bacsik.
Bacsik became the 446th pitcher to allow at least one home run
to Bonds during the slugger's 22-year career. Bonds' first home
run in the MLB was on Jun 4, 1986.
Bonds joined the Giants in 1993 as a free agent and has hit a
total of 580 homers with the team, second behind his godfather,
Willie Mays, with 646.
Bonds' record-tying 755th homer was hit Saturday night in the
second inning against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park in San
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