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Great feat, but not historic

Barry Bonds' quest to pass Willie Mays is significant, but why all the hoopla over moving up to No. 3?

Originally Published: April 12, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

As I'm sure I've mentioned two or a hundred times, I do a lot of radio spots (or "hits," as we seasoned professionals call them). And one of the questions I've been asked a few times in recent days is, "Where's the hype over Barry Bonds catching Willie Mays on the home-run list?"

Two things. One, I've seen plenty of hype. And two, one might reasonably argue that there's too much hype. Let's think about this for a moment ... Barry Bonds did not just break the major-league record for ...

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