Barry Bonds: only One More Record to Break to Become Number 1
With a 445-foot landing over the center field wall of the Giants' waterfront AT&T Park, 2 run shot Barry Bonds beat his wonderful 715th crowning achievement, surpassing baseball legend Babe Ruth for 2nd place on the all-time home-run list. In the fourth-inning Bonds swung a ball that Colorado Rockies' beginning pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim tossed and it came a week after he matched Ruth's 714 career crowning achievement throughout an inter-league video game versus the Oakland Athletics to end an almost two-week fall.
He broke the "Bambino's" record struggling through injuries on his knee over the previous year, steroids scandals and the weight of 41 years. Bonds, who has already accomplished the Most Valuable Player award in seven events, now has just Hank Aaron's record of 755 crowning achievement to beat in order to end up being the Major League's Home Run King. A standing ovation to Bonds was held on the stands, a loyal hero who has looked past the outfielder's main role in baseball.
Giants fans had loaded AT&T Park, yearning to see Bonds make baseball history this week for games with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Colorado Rockies. After dealing with public evaluation, and great deal of obstacles from his challengers, as Bonds rounded the bases, the aromas of delight and liberation came out of the stands.