9:05 PM ET, April 13, 2004
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A day after catching his godfather, Barry Bonds moved ahead of Willie Mays with another majestic homer.This one had the same destination -- San Francisco Bay, of course -- and strangely enough, it was retrieved by the same kayaking fan.And though No. 661 didn't spark the same kind of celebration, Tuesday night's shot was even more important. That's because only Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron are on deck now.
|Ball value going, going ... gone?|
For the big and wealthy Barry Bonds collectors, Nos. 660 and 661 are not the most desired of the home run balls. Many of those who are capable and are willing to spend likely have their eyes on No. 715, the home run that would surpass Yankees slugger Babe Ruth, and No. 756, the one that would surpass Hank Aaron for the all-time home run lead. The most valuable ball, according to industry experts, is expected to be Bonds' final home run, especially if he is able to best Aaron's mark. Bonds' 73rd home run from the 2001 season sold for $517,500 in an auction after a legal battle, that spanned for more than a year, between two fans who claimed they deserved sole ownership of the ball. On another note, Bonds could have cost himself some money by hitting No. 661 so quickly after tying his godfather Willie Mays' mark on Monday. The "660" items that Bonds is selling on his official Web site are already obsolete.
-- Darren Rovell, ESPN.com
For the first time this season, San Francisco scored first. ... Milwaukee's Geoff Jenkins went 0-for-4 and stranded five runners, flying out to right with two on in the eighth. ... San Francisco 2B Ray Durham left in the second inning with mildly strained left quadriceps. He was hurt while lunging back to first base on a pickoff attempt.
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Regular Season Series
|1st||M Grissom homered to left, R Durham scored.||0||2|
|3rd||M Grissom homered to center.||0||3|
|6th||J Spivey hit sacrifice fly to center, C Moeller scored.||1||3|
|7th||B Bonds homered to right.||1||4|
|8th||J Spivey singled to right center, S Podsednik scored, C Counsell to third.||2||4|
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|Stadium||AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA|
|Attendance||42,040 (100.3% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||59 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Bruce Dreckman, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Larry Poncino, Third Base - Greg Gibson|