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The 10 best Barry Bonds home runs, in honor of the 10th anniversary of 756

August 7th, 2017 at 3:01 PM
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It was 10 years ago today that Barry Bonds broke the all-time home run record, hitting no. 756. It’s an absurd record that still stands, and we should spend a few minutes remembering how absurd it is.

Bonds happened to do it on McCovey Chronicles Night at the Park, too, which was pretty super.

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From left to right, that’s Mayor of 311, me, Goofus, and howtheyscored. I didn’t write anything about the home run until the next morning, if you were curious how much things have changed since then.

Anyway, it’s no secret that we’re completely in the tank for Barry Bonds around here, even if he might not be a very nice or approachable human being, or if he handled fame and success differently than we might have. We’ve been documenting our fascination over here. I’ll fix the one about him not being the Home Run King one of these days.

In honor of the 10th anniversary of 756, I would like to share my 10 favorite Barry Bonds home runs. I have a sneaking suspicion that I’ve already written this, but if I have … well, don’t tell me. It’s new to me!

10. #588

This one was memorable enough to get its own oral history from Sports Illustrated, but it can’t even crack my top nine. It’s a good list.

This one was memorable for a few reasons. The first is the reception. Classic New York. They were booing his every move, probably with a slice of Sbarro in each hand, which reinforced my image of Yankees fans perfectly.

The second is the distance. Goodness.

The third is the call. Jon Miller had used a distant location for home run calls in the past, and he might do it again, but this one felt so organic, so perfect. It’s a reminder that hyperbole is the absolute best thing in the world.

9. #71

Dinged because it came in the loss that knocked the Giants out of the postseason, which made me grumpy all night, even though I should have been giddy. It was still a …

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