Barry Bonds Passes Babe Ruth

For those who are following Barry Bonds in his quest to beat the Babe’s home run record, Barry hit his 715th career home run today.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hit his 715th career home run on Sunday, overtaking baseball legend Babe Ruth for second place on the all-time home-run list.

Bonds’ fourth-inning blast against the Colorado Rockies’ starting pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim came a week after he matched Ruth’s 714 career home runs during an interleague game against the Oakland Athletics to end a nearly two-week slump. At age 41, Bonds now trails only Hank Aaron’s 755 career homers for the Major League Baseball record.

Update: Pajamas Media notes Josh Gibson hit almost 800 home runs in the Negro Leagues.

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