Barry Bonds 756th homer plaque stolen from AT&T Park

Wednesday April 24th, 2013

A plaque that honors former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds is missing from AT&T Park, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

The report says that the plaque commemorating Bonds hitting his major-league record 756th home has been swiped and that officials are looking into what happened to the six-foot-tall plaque.

The plaque used to be bolted and glued just beyond right field. Another memorial plaque honoring Bonds hitting 500 home runs still remains in place.

Bonds, who played for the Giants from 1993 to 2007, hit his 756th career home run on Aug. 7, 2007 breaking Hank Aaron's record which had stood for over two decades. Bonds finished his career with 762 home runs.

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Bonds was one of the franchise's greatest players. The team and its marketing were built around him for more than a decade. On the other hand, Bonds is a felon appealing his federal obstruction-of-justice conviction related to the BALCO drug case.

Despite speculation to the contrary, the Giants say they had no reason or desire to remove the sign. In fact, the Giants are planning to replace it, perhaps with a painted sign that cannot be swiped.

"We're in the process of having a new and improved version made," said Staci Slaughter, the Giants' senior vice president of communications.


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