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Barry Bonds hits historic home run in San Francisco

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds has become the all-time home run king. However, his record should have an asterisk, because of his long-time tie to steroids.

He hit his 756-career home run over the right-center field on Tuesday night. With his long ball, he was able to surpass Hank Aaron’s storied record in the fifth inning off of a 3-2 pitch from Washington Nationals pitcher Mike Bacsik at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California.

San Francisco Giants star outfielder Barry Bonds 
hits his record-breaking 756 career home run -- breaking the mark of Hank Aaron -- against the Washington Nationals
Barry Bonds hits his record-breaking 756 career home run — breaking the mark of Hank Aaron — against the Washington Nationals (Photo by Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images)

Just three days earlier, he was able to tie Aaron’s record with a home run against the San Diego Padres to left-center field.

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Neither Bug Selig nor Aaron was in attendance as Bonds broke the record. However, Selig was in San Diego when Bonds tied the record against the Padres.

He broke the record at AT&T Park, where he was in front of his loyal home crowd. If he had done this on the road, there would be more criticism of the aging star. All of the road fans have gotten on Bonds because he’s denied taking performance-enhancing drugs.

Yet, there’s good evidence that he did cheat. However, it came at a time when everybody cheated, it seemed like.

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There’s already speculation as to if Bonds is the true home run king. Some would say that Aaron deserves that title; however, others believe that it belongs to Babe Ruth.

“It’s all about history. Pretty soon, someone will come along and pass him,” Willie Mays, Giants legend, and Bonds’ godfather, said before the game.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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