Hank Aaron 755
Barry Bonds 748
Babe Ruth 714
San Francisco (30-38) slugger Barry Bonds hit home run number 748 on Father’s Day, a solo shot in the sixth inning in a 9-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox (44-24). Bonds is now just 7 shy of tying Hank Aaron’s all-time mark of 755. In the sixth inning, Bonds launched a 68 mph 1-0 pitch off knuckleballer Tim Wakefield (7-7) just over the right field wall, making him the 441st different pitcher to allow a home run to Bonds. The left-fielder finished the game 2 for 3 with a walk. At current season’s pace, Bonds is expected to tie the record on July 28.
For the season, Bonds is hitting .287 with 14 home runs, 31 RBI and a major league-leading 67 walks.