This Day In Sports History (August 6th) — Carl Yastrzemski
This Day In Sports History (August 7th) — Barry Bonds
It was on this day in 2007 that Barry Bonds hit his 756th career home run. That homer would help him move past Hank Aaron and become the MLB’s all-time home run leader.
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.
Here is Bonds hitting his record-breaking 756th home run.
Edgar Renteria, MLB – Born on August 7, 1975 (age 38) in Barranquilla, Colombia
Willy Tate, NFL – Born on August 7, 1972 (age 41) in Fontana, California
Oscar Gray, NFL – Born on August 7, 1972 (age 41) in Houston, Texas