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MLB-BONDS
(2007-08-08)
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BARRY BONDS RAISED HIS ARMS IN TRIUMPH LAST NIGHT
AFTER BECOMING THE MAJORS' ALL-TIME HOME RUN KING.
THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS OUTFIELDER SMACKED HOME RUN NUMBER-756
OFF WASHINGTON'S MIKE BACSIK (BA'-SIHK) IN THE 5TH INNING TO PASS
HANK AARON FOR NUMBER-1 ON THE CAREER LIST. BONDS DOUBLED IN THE
2ND INNING AND SINGLED IN THE 3RD BEFORE HITTING A 435-FOOT DRIVE
OVER THE WALL IN RIGHT-CENTER DURING THE 5TH. IT COMES 31 YEARS
AFTER AARON SMACKED HIS 755TH AND FINAL HOME RUN.
BONDS THANKED HIS TEAMMATES FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND ALSO THANKED
HIS FAMILY. HE BECAME EMOTIONAL WHEN MENTIONING HIS FATHER, FORMER
GIANT BOBBY BONDS.
AARON HONORED BONDS WITH A VIDEOTAPED CONGRATULATIONS, OFFERING
HIS BEST WISHES TO BONDS AND HIS FAMILY ON "THIS HISTORIC
ACHIEVEMENT." NEITHER AARON NOR COMMISSIONER BUD SELIG
ATTENDED THE GAME.
BONDS WAS JOINED BY HIS GODFATHER, WILLIE MAYS, DURING THE BRIEF
CEREMONY FOLLOWING THE HOME RUN. MAYS IS 4TH ON THE ALL-TIME LIST
WITH 660 HOME RUNS.
BONDS TOOK HIS USUAL SPOT IN LEFT FIELD AFTER THE INNING BUT WAS
TAKEN OUT OF THE GAME BEFORE THE TOP OF THE 6TH.
THE GIANTS HIT TWO OTHER HOMERS BUT BLEW A 6-4 LEAD IN AN 8-6
LOSS TO THE NATIONALS. FELIPE LOPEZ, AUSTIN KEARNS AND BRIAN
SCHNEIDER HOMERED BEFORE THE NATS USED A 4-RUN EIGHTH TO TAKE THE
LEAD.

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