Throwback Thursday: 7th Anniversary of Barry Bonds Hitting Home Run No. 756

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 7, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 07:  Barry Bonds #25 of the San Francisco Giants hits his career home run #756 during the Major League Baseball game against the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park on August 7, 2007 in San Francisco, California. With his 756th career home run, Barry Bonds surpasses Hank Aaron to become Major League Baseball's all-time home run leader.  (Photo by Eric Risberg-Pool/Getty Images)
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Like it or not, Barry Bonds became baseball's all-time leader in home runs on this date seven years ago.

With one out in the fifth inning of a 4-4 game, the San Francisco Giants slugger took Washington Nationals left-hander Mike Bacsik deep to pass Hank Aaron atop the leaderboard.

Bonds' historic blast was not enough to help the Giants win. The Nationals rallied late for an 8-6 victory.

Of course, San Francisco's 2007 season revolved around Bonds' chase. The team finished the season 71-91, so the slugger's pursuit of Aaron's record was about the only thing Giants fans had to cheer about that year.

Bonds ended his 22-year career with 762 home runs.