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500 mourners crowd Riverside church

Updated: September 5, 2003, 9:48 PM ET
Associated Press

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Bobby Bonds, who died last month after a lengthy illness, was honored in his hometown at a crowded memorial service.

Bonds, the father of Barry Bonds and one of the first major leaguers to combine home run power and base-stealing speed, was ill for nearly a year with lung cancer and a brain tumor before his death in San Francisco on Aug. 23. He was 57.

The memorial service Thursday in a Riverside church was attended by about 500 people, including former Seattle ...

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