This Day In Sports History (August 6th) – Carl Yastrzemski
This Day In Sports History (August 7th) — Barry Bonds
Bonds entered the 2007 season with a total of 734 home runs, but in addition to dealing with all of the pressure of being only 22 home runs behind Aaron’s all-time mark, Bonds was also dealing with the public scrutiny he was confronted with as a result of the growing steroid suspicion surrounding the game of baseball. Bonds would put all of that behind him, however, and on August 7th, he entered a game against the Washington Nationals with 755 career home runs. At approximately 8:51pm Pacific Time, Bonds connected on a pitch from Mike Bacsik and sent it 435 feet over the outfield wall for his record-breaking 756th home run.
Bonds’ record should be safe for at least a few more seasons, but it could eventually be in jeopardy with 37-year-old Alex Rodriguez sitting at 644 and 32-year-old Albert Pujols sitting at 469.
Here is Bonds hitting his record-breaking 756th home run.
Edgar Renteria, MLB – Born on August 7, 1975 (age 37) in Barranquilla, Colombia
Willy Tate, NFL – Born on August 7, 1972 (age 40) in Fontana, California
Oscar Gray, NFL – Born on August 7, 1972 (age 40) in Houston, Texas