Hank Aaron 755
Barry Bonds 742
Babe Ruth 714
San Francisco Giants (12-10) slugger Barry Bonds has opposing managers considering walking him early in the game again, as homerun number 742 was a two-run shot in the first inning. Unfortunately, thanks to Scott Hairston‘s three-run pinch-hit homerun, the Arizona Diamondbacks (14-11) came back from a 4-0 hole for a 5-4 victory Saturday. It stopped a 17-game winning streak for the Giants when Bonds hits a homerun, as he is now just 13 shy of tying Hank Aaron‘s all-time mark of 755. In the first inning, Bonds made Arizona manager Bob Melvin pay by pitching to him with first base open, launching a shot off Edgar Gonzalez (1-2) 417 feet to centerfield. Bonds finished 1 for 2 with 2 RBI and 2 walks.
For the season, Bonds is hitting .362 with 8 homeruns, 17 RBI and 19 walks.