August 7, 2007: Barry Bonds hits the 756th home run of his career, breaking Hank Aaron's 33-year-old major league record.
Although MLB officially recognizes Bonds as the the all-time leader, others still refer to Aaron as the home run king. Bonds' use of PEDs has prevented him from being elected to the Hall of Fame.
The sixth overall pick in the 1985 MLB draft, Bonds had a breakthrough season with the Pirates in 1990 when he hit .301 with 33 home runs and 114 RBIs and also stole 52 bases, and won the first of his seven N.L. MVP awards. Five of the MVPs came after signing with the Giants in 1993.
The record-breaking home run came against the Nationals with the game tied 4-4 in the bottom of the fifth inning. Mike Bacsik was pitching and the count was 3-2 when Bonds connected The entire stadium went wild, and there was a 10-minute delay after Bonds ran the bases, which included a congratulatory video from Aaron.
Bonds finished his career with 762 home runs.