History was two-fold today, as Barry Bonds has just hit home run #755 off Clay Ensley in San Diego in the top of the 2nd inning to tie Henry Aaron as the all-time home run leader.
Commissioner Selig, yet again, brought up Bonds' state of "innocence" in his released statement, even though he has never been charged with anything, nor failed a drug test:
“Congratulations to Barry Bonds as he ties Major League Baseball’s home run record. No matter what anybody thinks of the controversy surrounding this event, Mr. Bonds’ achievement is noteworthy and remarkable.
“As I said previously, out of respect for the tradition of the game, the magnitude of the record and the fact that all citizens in this country are innocent until proven guilty, either I or a representative of my office will attend the next few games and make every attempt to observe the breaking of the all-time home run record.”
On the same day, Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player in history to hit 500 home runs. Rodriguez is seen as the man most likely to catch Bonds during his career.
Bonds home run to left came with no outs in the top of the second. All eyes will turn to Petco Park tonight − and the rest of the series, to see if he surpassed "Hammerin'" Hank.
Here's the complete #755 AB, and commentary afterwards