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No. 715 makes for a 'special' day

On a warm and fuzzy afternoon, Barry Bonds finally passed Babe Ruth to take over sole possession of second place on the all-time homer list.

Originally Published: May 28, 2006
By John Shea | Special to ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Babe is No. 2 no more.

There's a new home run runner-up, and Barry Bonds can exhale after finally passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list.

"I was just trying to outlast you guys," Bonds told reporters at a news conference Sunday following his 715th homer in the Giants' 6-3 loss to the Rockies.

Bonds took so long to go from 713 to 715 -- 20 games -- that most of the national media tracking his pursuit had left. The press box in San Francisco was hardly full, ...

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