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Bonds' chase a good time to glorify Aaron

Glorifying the career of Hank Aaron would be an ideal way to view Barry Bonds' chase of the all-time home run record in 2007.

Originally Published: February 1, 2007
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

It is the most important number -- 755 -- not just in baseball history, but in all of sports. It is more recognizable than 60, 73, 3,000, .400, 500 or 56. But now, 755 is under attack from the greatest hitter that most of us have ever seen, one of the three greatest hitters of all time.

Under normal circumstances, if Barry Bonds were to break Hank Aaron's record for career home runs, we would carry him around on our shoulders in celebration, and we would say when he walked down the street, ...

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