Happy Anniversary: Barry Bonds passes Babe Ruth in home runs
On this date eight years ago, Barry Bonds hit his 715th career home run, passing the great Babe Ruth in the record books.
It was May 28, 2006 when Barry Bonds clubbed home run number 715 in San Francisco's AT&T Park, surpassing baseball legend Babe Ruth in the record books and doing something only Hank Aaron had done before him.
Here's the blast that did it:
Bonds was far from finished, however, as he'd go on to hit 47 more career home runs and end up on top of the list with 762.
Bonds is also the career leader in MVPs -- with seven, while no one else has won more than three -- walks and intentional walks. He additionally ranks in the top five in baseball history in slugging percentage, OPS, OPS+, WAR, times on base, runs, RBI and total bases while ranking sixth in on-base percentage, 14th in doubles and is the only player in history with at least 500 stolen bases and 500 homers.
And it was just eight years ago today that he passed perhaps baseball's biggest legend in the home run record books.