Great Baseball Moments: Barry Bonds Breaks Henry Aaron’s Home Run Record- #756: August 7, 2007.
There was so much controversy over Barry Bonds and performance enhancing drugs- and that fact that Bonds is such an unlikable guy- that his breaking the home run record of Henry Aaron didn’t received the news coverage that you’d expect out of such an event. Less than a million households watched Bonds pass Aaron, in 1974 14.9 million watched as Aaron passed Ruth. This would be Bonds final season he would end up with 762 home runs.
As far as the question- should Bonds- and Roger Clemens be in the Baseball Hall of Fame- of course. However you feed about PED’s- -those two were Hall of Famer players well before there were any hints that they were involved in taking PED’s. I think the problem both guys have – they are both hard to like guys. Even when Bonds played with my Pirates at the start of his career- I certainly enjoyed watching him play- but he came across as a jerk. Having said that- I’ve been watching baseball for 55 years- and he is the best player I’ve watched in their prime.
August 7, 2007 at AT&T Park in San Francisco- bottom of the 5th, one out- Washington Nationals pitcher is Bacsik.