Barry Bonds Breaks Hank Aaron’s Home Run Record – Henry Arron Congratulates The New Homerun King – Ball Worth How Much?

Barry Bonds Breaks Hank Aaron’s Home Run Record – Henry Arron Congratulates The New Homerun King – Ball Worth How Much?

Bonds Famous Swing

(Best Syndication) The shot heard around the world last night was Barry Bonds breaking Hank Aaron’s record set back in 1974 to become the new homerun king. In spite of all the accusations and allegations Bonds made history Tuesday night in San Francisco against the Nationals.

In the fifth inning facing a 3-2 pitch from Washington's Mike Bacsik he slammed the ball 435 feet over the right-center field fence. After hitting his 756th home run he was mobbed at home plate by his teammates.

Then the crowd at AT&T stood to their feet and cheered while Bonds was being congratulated by his wife, mother and kids. He then took a bow to the standing ovation and saluted the hometown crowd for their loyalty.

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He told the crowd over the PA system “I want to thank all of you. I want to thank my team mates for their support. Through all of this, you guys have been strong, and have given me all the support in the world, and I will never forget it as long as I live. Thank you.”

Bonds received a special salute from someone who had been very critical of him in the past. Hank Aaron congratulated Bonds in a taped message on the scoreboard. Aaron said “Throughout the past century, the homerun has held a special place in baseball. I have been privileged to hold this record for 33 of those years. I move over now and offer my best wishes to Barry and his family on this historical achievement.”

Bonds was then taken out of the game in the sixth inning. After the game he was asked if he was relieved that the record was finally broken. “I am very happy that it is all over with,” Bonds told reporters. “I am happy, um, I am really happy for my team mates, you know… The fans here are my family. No one will ever take that away.”

There has been a lot of dirt thrown at Bonds for his alleged steroid use. Bonds told reporters “This record is not tainted at all. At all. Period.” And then he looking around the room and said “you guys can say whatever you want.”

The lucky fan that caught the ball, Matt Murphy of New York, was escorted out of the stadium. The ball could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, or maybe even a million dollars. We will find out over the next few days.

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By Dave Reddy
Best Syndication News Sports Writer

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Barry Bonds breaks Mark McGwire's major league home run record with #71 at PacBell Park in San Francisco on Oct 5, 2001.

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