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Barry Bonds MLB New Home Run King

History was made on Tuesday night as MLB crowned a new home run king. San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hit Home run number 756 breaking his tie with former MLB slugger Hank Aaron, as he hit his 22nd round tripper of the campaign against Washington Nationals pitcher Mike Bascik in the fifth inning. The blast was to right center field, and was Bonds third hit of the game. Neither MLB Commissioner Bud Selig or Aaron were in attendance. Ironically this is Bascik's second brush with baseball history. Although he will never be in Cooperstown other than as a spectator, Bascik allowed the Cleveland Indians to come back against the Seattle Mariners on August 5, 2001 in his first major league game. Bascik who relieved Cleveland starter Dave Burba pitched until the eighth inning as the Indians mounted the greatest comeback in MLB history. Although Bascik did not figure in the final decision he stymied the Mariners, as the Indians came back twice from a twelve run deficit, at 12-0, and 14-2 to beat Seattle 15-14 in coming back from the biggest deficit in MLB history. The Nationals ended up winning the game Tuesday night 8-6.
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