On This Day: Barry Bonds hits 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth on MLB list

On May 28, 2006, San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hits a 90-mph fastball from the Colorado Rockies’ Byung-Hyun Kim over the center-field fence for his 715th career home run to pass Babe Ruth for the second-most home runs in MLB history. “I knew it was definitely gone,” Bonds says afterward. “There was no doubt.” The Giants lose the game in San Francisco, 6-3.

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Bonds, who was 41, told reporters that passing Ruth was “a great honor” and that he had “a lot of respect for Babe Ruth and what he’s done.” On August 7, 2007, Bonds—who was dogged by allegations of performance-enhacing drug use—hit his 756th home run, passing Hank Aaron and becoming MLB’s greatest home run hitter. Bonds finished his career with 762 home runs. 

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