Bonds Hits No. 755, Ties Aaron

Giants slugger swats No. 755
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2007 10:16 PM CDT
San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds reacts just after hitting a home run, his 755th, during the second inning of their Major League Baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego, Saturday, Aug....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Barry Bonds hit his 755th career home run tonight in San Diego, tying all-time leader Henry Aaron with a 382-foot clout off instant historical footnote Clay Hensley. Camera flashes sparkled and the fans rose to their feet as the 43-year-old slugger circled the bases and then hugged his son Nikolai, a Giants batboy, after crossing the plate.

Commissioner Bud Selig was on hand for the second-inning milestone, which came after an 8-day drought. Most fans at Petco Park cheered, while some booed and held up signs bearing asterisks. One fan in the bleachers in left center threw a ball onto the field, the AP reports, but whether it was a valuable keepsake or a decoy wasn't clear.