August 5, 2007 |
SAN DIEGO -- Hank Aaron's reign as baseball's undisputed home run king came to an end Saturday, 29 minutes after 7 on a cool summer evening when Barry Bonds lined a high, outside fastball through a dark cloud of controversy and into the record books, matching the Hall of Famer with 755 career homers. Bonds tied one of sports' most hallowed records on his first short, compact swing of the night, lining Clay Hensley's fourth pitch of the second inning high over the left-center-field wall.
July 31, 2007 |
Barry Bonds' 500th home run was hit against the Dodgers. So were his record-setting 71st, 72nd and 73rd of the 2001 season. Today, Bonds is back in Los Angeles within reach of what would be his greatest and most controversial milestone.
July 30, 2007 |
All Barry Bonds broke Sunday was his maple bat. Bonds was one for four with an infield single on the final day of the San Francisco Giants' homestand, failing to come close to a home run during an 8-5 loss to the Florida Marlins. Still one from tying Hank Aaron's record of 755, Bonds even took a rare swing on a 3-0 pitch in an effort to reach Hammerin' Hank. Now he takes his quest to a place where his reception figures to be anything but friendly: Dodger Stadium.
July 27, 2007 |
Whether it's mental, physical, or a combination of the two, something about Barry Bonds seems askew, from the meaty pitches he is fouling off, to his first-pitch hacking, to his rambling pregame oration Thursday in which he spoke of his family tree and of "riding Big Wheels down the street" as a kid.
July 21, 2007
Hank Aaron surpassed Babe Ruth's home run record of 714 in 1974, and finished with 755. Barry Bonds is closing in on Aaron's record: * Home runs: 753. * Friday: 0 for 4, one walk. * Projected date to break record: Aug. 5, at San Diego. * Next for Giants: vs. Brewers today (Dave Bush). * Bonds vs. Bush: .167 (1 for 6), 0 home runs.
July 21, 2007 |
The summer of mum rolled on for Bud Selig, another day with little to say about what should be a glorious time for his sport. The Barry Bonds Home Run Chase rolled into town Friday, into this city where the commissioner lives and works. Selig showed up to watch, but said he did not talk to the most recognizable player in the game. Bonds stalled at 753, two home runs shy of Hank Aaron's all-time record.