08/08/2007 7:05 AM ET
BB king: Bonds hits home run No. 756
Slugger sits alone atop MLB's long-ball list with shot off Bacsik
By Barry M. Bloom / MLB.com
SAN FRANCISCO -- Now he is second to none.
Barry Bonds joined the pantheon of the baseball gods Tuesday night at AT&T Park by hitting his 756th homer, passing the legendary Hank Aaron to take over perhaps Major League Baseball's most hallowed record: first place on the all-time home run list.
The homer, Bonds' 22nd of the season, ended Aaron's more than 33-year reign as MLB's home run king. Aaron has held at least a tie for the top spot on the homer list since he knotted Babe Ruth on April 4, 1974, Opening Day of that season at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium.
Congrats to Barry, on the record-setting homerun.. I'm glad it got to happen at PacBell Park (oops, well, that's what it will always be to me).. classy video tribute to Barry from previous recordholder Hank Aaron...