Padres Fan Grabs 755 in Massive Scrum

By: CBS News
By: CBS News

Barry Bonds caught Hank Aaron and tied the career home run record Saturday night.

The man who caught the historic ball is 33 year old Adam Hughes of La Jolla, California. He was quickly whisked away to a secure area so the specially marked ball could be authenticated.

Home run number 755 happened in the second inning. It was an opposite field drive of 382 feet to left center field. Bonds drew a mixed reaction from the crowd at Petco Park after he homered off Clay Hensley.

It had been eight days and 28 plate appearances since Bonds hit his 754th home run.

Bonds came out for an early batting practice Saturday in San Diego hoping to break his slump. Bonds walked his next three times up, and then left the game in the eighth for a pinch-runner. He is not expected to start Sunday , which would give him a chance to break the record at home starting Monday night.

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig attended the game saying Bonds' achievement is "noteworthy and remarkable." Selig said either he or a representative would attend the Giants' next few games.


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