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.