Saturday, May 20, 2006
Bonds ties Ruth with homer No. 714
Saturday's homer was Bonds' sixth of the season, and also tied him with Ruth as the top left-handed home run hitter in MLB history. The solo shot came on a 1-1 pitch as he led off the second inning against Oakland's Brad Halsey, with Bonds taking the left-hander deep into the right-field bleachers.
Halsey, facing Bonds for the first time, said he knew the pitch was "bad news" as soon as it left his hand. "It was a fastball over the middle of the plate and he punished me for it," Halsey said.
Now I've watched Mays and McCovey hit their share of HR's and that was a treat (to say the least) growing up in Sac. I was at Pac Bell the night Bell slid face first into home plate to win the NL and put us in the series. This is just another part of Giants history.........and I'm proud to be a part of it.