With a 445-foot landing over the center field wall of the Giants' waterfront AT&T Park, two run shot Barry Bonds beat his magical 715th home run, overtaking baseball legend Babe Ruth for second place on the all-time home-run list. In the fourth-inning Bonds swung a ball that Colorado Rockies' starting pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim threw and it came a week after he matched Ruth's 714 career home runs during an inter-league game against the Oakland Athletics to end a nearly two-week fall.
He broke the "Bambino's" record struggling through injuries on his knee over the past year, steroids scandals and the weight of 41 years. Bonds, who has already accomplished the Most Valuable Player award in seven occasions, now has only Hank Aaron's record of 755 home runs to beat in order to become the Major League's Home Run King.
A standing ovation to Bonds was held on the stands, a faithful hero who has looked past the outfielder's central role in baseball.
Giants fans had packed AT&T Park, longing to see Bonds make baseball history this week for games with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Colorado Rockies.
After facing public examination, and lot of obstacles from his opponents, as Bonds rounded the bases, the scents of delight and liberation came out of the stands.
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