Bonds Hits 750, 5 from Record

SF Giant slugger comes within 5 of Aaron record after fan causes stir on field
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2007 10:15 AM CDT
San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds, right, runs the bases after hitting his 750th career home run off Arizona Diamondbacks' Livan Hernandez, left, in the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 29,...   (Associated Press)
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(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.

Bonds’ homer in the 8th, which tied the game until Miguel Montero homered for the D-backs in the 10th, came after an incident in which a fan hopped a fence and ran out in the field to Bonds. Bonds calmly greeted the man, put his arm around him, and walked him to security, as fans chanted "Barry! Barry!"  “He just wanted to shake my hand,” Bonds said later. (Read more Barry Bonds stories.)