Autograph Of The Week: Barry Bonds
On April 17, 2001, Barry Bonds became the seventeenth Major League player to hit five-hundred home runs, and probably the first to do it with a splash! Bonds' two-run, eighth-inning drive off Terry Adams went into San Francisco Bay and led the Giants over the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-to-2.
The homer off Adams splashed into McCovey Cove beyond the right-field fence. Bonds rounded the bases and jumped with both feet on home plate before embracing his father, former major leaguer Bobby Bonds. The left-field fence opened up and former Giants Willie Mays and Willie McCovey - also members of the five-hundred home runs club - were whisked by a golf cart to a ceremony at home plate.