Did you know that Barry Bonds passed ten fellow members (Eddie Murray, Mel Ott, Eddie Matthews, Ernie Banks, Ted Williams, Willie McCovey, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Mike Schmidt & Reggie Jackson) of the 500 Home Runs Club during the 2001 season?
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Barry Bonds 2001 season trivia: 1. More home runs (seventeen) were hit by Bonds on Thursday than any other day. 2. Bonds became the oldest player to lead either league in home runs AND the oldest player to hit fifty, sixty and seventy home runs. 3. Bonds became the the fastest player in a season to reach the thirty, forty, fifty, sixty and seventy plateaus.
During the postgame press conference Barry Bonds was joined by his daughters Shikari and Aisha and his son Nikolai. He said in regards to number seventy, "Wow. It was electrifying. It came with a victory, and that's what made it really special."