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Bonds Breaks Hank Aaron's career home run record
August 4, 2007 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hits his 755th round-tripper, tying Hank Aaron's Major League record for lifetime home runs with an opposite field smash off Padres pitcher Clay Hensley at Petco Park in San Diego.
  Bonds Breaks Hank Aaron's career home run record
August 7, 2007 In the fifth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals, San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds hit his 756th career homer against journeyman hurler Mike Bacsik
  Bonds Breaks Hank Aaron's career home run record

For 21 years Barry Bonds pursued Hank Aaron's home run mantle of 755, first as a Pittsburgh Pirate, then as a San Francisco Giant. Having passed Babe Ruth's record with home run 715 on May 28, 2006, Bonds tied Aaron on August 4, 2007, Bonds passed Aaron on August 7, 2007 with a shot into the right-center field bleachers of AT&T park in Washington, D. C.

Henry Aaron had earlier taped a congratulatory video in which Aaron stated, "I move over now and offer my best wishes to Barry and his family on this historical achievement. My hope today, as it was on that April evening in 1974, is that the achievement of this record will inspire others to chase their own dreams."

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