No. 715 makes for a 'special' day
On a warm and fuzzy afternoon, Barry Bonds finally passed Babe Ruth to take over sole possession of second place on the all-time homer list.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Babe is No. 2 no more.
There's a new home run runner-up, and Barry Bonds can exhale after finally passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list.
"I was just trying to outlast you guys," Bonds told reporters at a news conference Sunday following his 715th homer in the Giants' 6-3 loss to the Rockies.
Bonds took so long to go from 713 to 715 -- 20 games -- that most of the national media tracking his pursuit had left. The press box in San Francisco was hardly full, ...
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715: Bonds Passes The Babe
• Gillette: End the witch hunt
• Shea: Bonds puts Babe in rearview mirror
• Kurkjian: Bonds' tumultuous journey to 715
• Bonds hits No. 715 to pass Ruth
• Experts: Barry's chances of catching Aaron?
• Quiz: How well do you know the No. 2 players?
• Rank 'Em: Top 10 HR hitters of all time?
• Fan nabs No. 715 standing in concession line
• 'Witnessing history': Piazza, others react
• Giants' radio call dies as 715 flies
• Chasing Aaron
• Bonds blasts homer No. 715
• Baseball Tonight reacts
• Bonds' press conference
• Fan grabs a piece of history
• Caple: Long way to 755
• Neyer: Nobody can replace The Babe
• Experts: Rating the accomplishment
• Vote: Does Bonds catching Ruth matter?
• Mailbag: Your thoughts on Bonds' 714th
• Stark: We won't forget Ruth
• Caple: "Babe on Babe"
• Crasnick: Super-sized No. 713
• Bonds uncertain about '07
• The Bambino and the media