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MLB Chief Weighs Pardon for Pete Rose

Aaron, others want disgraced player in Hall of Fame

(Newser) - Pete Rose may yet have a shot at baseball’s Hall of Fame: Commissioner Bud Selig is weighing ending Rose’s lifetime ban for gambling on the sport, the New York Daily News reports. Hank Aaron, whose opinion counts heavily with Selig, told reporters over the weekend he’d like... More »

Aaron: Let Bonds Keep Record

(Newser) - Maybe you think Bud Selig ought to void Barry Bonds’ chemically-bolstered home run record, but Hank Aaron does not. “I just don’t see how you really can do a thing like that,” the former, and just maybe future, home-run king told Terence Moore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.... More »

Bonds: It's Ball* or Me* in HOF

Slugger will boycott Hall of Fame if branded 756th homer ball is exhibited

(Newser) - Barry Bonds won't show up for his own induction if the Baseball Hall of Fame exhibits his record-breaking No. 756 ball with an asterisk, he said in a TV interview last night. "There's no such thing as an asterisk in baseball," the slugger complained, arguing that people shouldn't... More »

Bonds' 756 Ball Headed to Hall*

Fans vote to mark it with an asterisk over launching it into space

(Newser) - Barry Bonds’ record-breaking 756th home run ball will be branded with the asterisk many fans think his record deserves. Fans decided the ball's fate after fashion designer Marc Ecko bought the ball for $752,467, and put it up for vote. The asterisk won out over sending the ball to... More »

Bonds' #756 Ball Fetches $752K

Despite steroid scandal, record-breaking ball sells for more than $750,000

(Newser) - Barry Bonds beat expectations again, as his record-breaking ball sold for well above industry estimates. Bonds’ 756th homerun ball netted $752,467, while the ball that helped him tie Hank Aaron’s career record sold for $186,750. Some naysayers thought Bonds’ steroid scandal and sharp personality would dampen demand,... More »

Bonds Plans to Check Out After 2008 Season

Controversial home run king still wants 3,000 hits and Series win

(Newser) - Baseball's controversial new home run king will likely pack it in after the 2008 season. Barry Bonds, who passed Hank Aaron's mark of 755 career home runs last week, said he hopes to keep slugging only one more year and try to reach his remaining goals--3,000 hits and a... More »

Bush Gets a Line on Bonds

Delay in congratulatory phone call not asterisk-related, spokesman says

(Newser) - Barry Bonds took 21 years to set the career home run record, so the half-day delay in President Bush's congratulatory phone call probably seems like the blink of an eye. The call went out from the White House this afternoon, the Chicago Tribune reports, and Tony Snow attributed the delay... More »

Rookie Upton Dazzles in AZ Loss

19-year-old comes single short of cycle against rejuvenated Gorzelanny

(Newser) - In his first home game, soon-to-be-20 Justin Upton tripled, homered, and doubled, before narrowly grounding out in the 9th to miss the cycle.  All told, he had three of the four hits against a resurgent Tom Gorzelanny, the young Pirates ace who had stumbled in his last three outings... More »

756*

Bonds passes Aaron as home run king, but not without controversy

(Newser) - Barry Bonds became Major League Baseball's all-time leading home run hitter last night, brushing aside Hank Aaron's vaunted record with a 435-foot solo shot to right center in the bottom of the 5th. Bonds 756th came off a 3-2 pitch from Nats starter Mike Bacsik—whose father denied Aaron his... More »

Mitts Ready, Fans Hope to Cash in on Record Homer

Ball from Bonds' 756th may fetch $500K

(Newser) - With San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds one homer away from Hank Aaron's record, fans are flocking to games less to watch the action than for a chance at reeling in a mighty valuable baseball. Homer No. 755 could sell for up to $50,000, the LA Times reports, and record-breaking... More »

Bonds to Chase Slug Record in Enemy Territory

Hostile Dodger fans less than thrilled

(Newser) - After missing his seven-game opportunity to break Hank Aaron's home run record in the land of his biggest fans, slugger Barry Bonds has left San Francisco for a three-game series in LA. "It's going to be chaotic," said pitcher Steve Kline, anticipating a less-than-sympathetic reception for Bonds from... More »

'Midget-Man' Costas Unfazed by Bonds' Dig

Broadcaster takes it on the chin after steroid program

(Newser) - Broadcaster Bob Costas insists he's not insulted that slugger Barry Bonds called him "a little midget man who knows [nothing] about baseball," AP reports. The dig came after an installment of HBO's "Costas Now," in which the broadcaster weighed in on Bonds' reputed steroid use. "... More »

Bonds Sits One Out Before Crack at Record

Would-be slugger king rests after tough game

(Newser) - After playing all 13 innings of a loss to Atlanta on Tuesday, Barry Bonds sat out last night's match-up at his home park in San Francisco to rest up. "He's just getting a day," said the team manager, insisting that the 43-year-old slugger still aims to crack Hank... More »

Bonds Snubbed by Baseball Commish

Selig vows to skip Bonds' bid at home run crown

(Newser) - Just two blasts shy of Hank Aaron's all-time record, slugger Barry Bonds has a chance to become the new home run king in his own backyard. But Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has vowed not to attend Bonds' seven-game homestand in San Francisco that began last night—nor take... More »

Selig to Attend Bonds's 756th

Despite snub rumors, commish will be on hand when No. 25 outslugs Aaron

(Newser) - MLB Commissioner Bud Selig will be in the stands for slugger Barry Bonds's imminent coronation as all-time home run king, Sports Illustrated reports. It had been widely rumored that the commish might snub Bonds, who's now only four shy of Hank Aaron's 755 career record, in part because of the... More »

Bonds Hits 750, 5 from Record

SF Giant slugger comes within 5 of Aaron record after fan causes stir on field

(Newser) - Barry Bonds smacked his 750th home run last night, bringing him just 5 shy of Hank Aaron’s record. The Giants lost to the Diamondbacks 4-3, but Bay Area fans were thrilled enough with the milestone to overlook the team’s third straight loss. More »

Sosa Slams No. 600

Ranger becomes fifth member of exclusive club

(Newser) - Sammy Sosa homered for the 600th time last night, becoming just the fifth man to hit the storied mark. As the Texas Ranger rounded the bases in Arlington, the theme from "The Natural" played and the scoreboard pictured the other men who've reached the milestone—Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds,... More »

Fans Rooting Against Bonds

Majority of fans hope Barry's home-run chase ends in failure

(Newser) - An ABC-ESPN poll found that just 37% of baseball fans want embattled Giants slugger Barry Bonds to break Hank Aaron's career home runs record of 755.  After 10 quick homers to start the season, Bonds just needs 11 more to tie. Fifty-two percent of fans said they would prefer... More »

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