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Barry Bonds home run plaque taken from AT&T Park

Apr 24, 2013, 12:23 AM EDT

Missing Barry Bonds Plaque AP

Someone should check and see if maybe Ken Burns was in San Francisco over the weekend.

The plaque commemorating Barry Bonds’ record 756th big-league home run was stolen from AT&T Park, the Giants admitted Tuesday.

Team spokesperson Staci Slaughter said the Giants are planning to replace the plaque, which was located inside the ballpark near the flag court area in right-center field (it would have been on the left side of the displayed picture).

“We’re in the process of replacing it,” Slaughter said. “We’re not sure what happened. We’re reviewing video, but haven’t found anything yet.”

Bonds’ broke Hank Aaron’s record of 755 homers in 2007, finishing his career that year with 762.

Bonds’ Hall of Fame plaque is also known to be missing, courtesy of about 360 BBWAA members.


  1. manchestermiracle - Apr 24, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    It’s in McCovey cove.

  2. bobulated - Apr 24, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Somewhere being melted down into an asterisk.

    • brewcrewfan54 - Apr 24, 2013 at 2:03 AM

      This really made me laugh.

    • badintent - Apr 24, 2013 at 3:12 AM

      I got it !! And I’m selling to some guy who’s gonna launch it into space. Right next to his 756 homer ball.Ball Don’t Lie

  3. blackandbluedivision - Apr 24, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    Anybody ask Barry? Rumor has it he’s been talking with OJ about what does and what doesn’t belong to them.

    • clydeserra - Apr 24, 2013 at 3:43 PM

      what do they have in common that would make you say such a thing? Am I missing the part where barry bonds and OJ simpsom are friends?

      • blackandbluedivision - Apr 24, 2013 at 3:57 PM

        You need to get laid. Seriously.

  4. davyd83 - Apr 24, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    His Hall of Fame plaque is missing because he’s a juicer.

    • jwbiii - Apr 24, 2013 at 5:20 AM

      Didn’t keep Babe Ruth out.

      • yahmule - Apr 24, 2013 at 9:33 AM

        You know what else about the Babe? His lifetime slugging percentage of .690 surpassed anything that Bonds managed before he began the juice. You know, back when his post season batting average was sub-Mendoza.

      • basedrum777 - Apr 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM

        They also thought cocaine helped with headaches at the time. Anybody test whether what he took actually helped? Thought so.

      • clydeserra - Apr 24, 2013 at 3:45 PM

        yamule, Ruth also didn’t compete against all the best players of his day

      • yahmule - Apr 24, 2013 at 11:06 PM

        Clyde Serra, major league baseball was the only way athletes could make any money in Ruth’s day. You couldn’t make a living playing football, basketball or hockey. Jay Berwanger, the first Heisman trophy winner, never played a down of pro football. He went to work in a rubber factory instead because it paid more. There were obviously no such thing as extreme sports. Tony Hawk would have went flying as soon as his steel wheeled skateboard hit a pebble just like every other kid. Also, MLB only had 16 teams in Ruth’s day, which means the league was less watered down.

        Obviously Ruth couldn’t do anything about the exclusion of black athletes, except barnstorm against Negro League players frequently, compiling a batting average over .400 in those games.

  5. joerymi - Apr 24, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    Put your bets on who the first pious baseball writer will be that makes a big deal of this and suggest they shouldn’t replace it.

    And go…

  6. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 24, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    Hey how about those 8-13 bluejays? Gotta love it!!

    • sabatimus - Apr 24, 2013 at 1:56 AM

      Shut the FUCK UP, TROLL.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 24, 2013 at 9:51 AM

        wow we got a internet tough guy here!! very impressive!

      • jjackwagon - Apr 24, 2013 at 1:55 PM

        No YOU shut up tough guy!!

  7. weaselpuppy - Apr 24, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    Relocated to BALCO HQ.

  8. sabatimus - Apr 24, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    I don’t know why anyone would steal it, given that it’s worthless.

  9. ch0psuey - Apr 24, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    Pretty sorry how long he was allowed to juice without a peep in san fran,.says something.about the org and bigher ups.

    • Marty - Apr 24, 2013 at 4:19 AM

      May I ask who your team is?

    • blabidibla - Apr 24, 2013 at 10:26 AM

      And the fact every other team in baseball did the same thing says nothing about them?

  10. kiwannabee - Apr 24, 2013 at 2:40 AM

    Somebody should report another theft. Hank Aaron’s legitimate home run record was stolen in 2007. That’s the real crime here.

    • Kevin S. - Apr 24, 2013 at 5:46 AM

      Yeah, it’s not like Aaron used an effective PED, like greenies or something.

      Oh, wait…

      • basedrum777 - Apr 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM

        Greenies are basically the equivalent of coffee (stimulants). HGH/Roids are builders of muscle. “Lean mass builders drive or amplify the growth of muscle and lean body mass; sometimes they’re used to reduce body fat. They can also reduce the time it takes an athlete to recover from an injury. This class of drugs includes anabolic steroids, xenoandrogens, beta-2 agonists, selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs), and various human hormones, most notably human growth hormone, as well as some of their precursors[3] . Performance-enhancing drugs are also found in animals as synthetic growth hormone.”

  11. louhudson23 - Apr 24, 2013 at 6:45 AM

    You’re correct.He did not. (take them or have his performance enhanced by them.)

    • paperlions - Apr 24, 2013 at 7:17 AM

      Except for the fact that Aaron admitted to taking them and the fact that greenies are known to enhance focus, alertness, and energy level…they totally don’t help at all…because none of those things help anyone on a baseball field.

  12. abaird2012 - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Really? This again?

  13. jm91rs - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    I suspect it’s at BBWAA headquarters right now being melted down. They’re trying to remove all evidence that Barry existed.

  14. riverace19 - Apr 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    This is Classic… And awesome

  15. davyd83 - Apr 24, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    I like the comment about Aaron and “greenies.” They were banned by baseball in 2006, roughly 30 years after Aaron retired. They were also legal. Furthermore, the ones used in that day and age were no more potent than a few cups of coffee or today’s energy drinks. As for Bonds, steroid use has been illegal in the US for many many years. And if Bonds did nothing wrong, why did his buddy spend so much time in jail for refusing to talk about it?

    • ezthinking - Apr 24, 2013 at 9:18 AM

      What to the steroids crusaders say when its pointed out the ‘roids weren’t banned. Oh yeah, But…but…but, they’re illegal.

      • yahmule - Apr 24, 2013 at 9:38 AM

        How do you explain anything rationally to this type of mentality?

    • blabidibla - Apr 24, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      Greenies were legal if prescribed. Hank didn’t have a prescription, did he?

      Don’t try to justify one man’s poor decision by condemning another’s as worse.

  16. warrenlevine - Apr 24, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    I know who has it: the little girl in the motorized wheelchair whom Barry “Junk” Bonds told to ask her daddy “fo fitty dolla” before he would sign an autograph for her. Last day of the season, 1995, Coors Field, Section 154. Someone else had to hold the ball for her

    Everyone who’s still got season tickets anywhere near there knows what a piece of shit Bonds is, because those of us who were there for early batting practice on that day HEARD the motherfxxker as the girl in the wheelchair in the HC porch began to cry.

    All throughout that game he was booed, harassed and cajoled. He was called some of the worst names I’ve ever heard (or said, for that matter), when he came back to the wall to retrieve a ball during the game, I heard death threats made directly to him. Loud, nasty threats. And he came back there often because the Rockies pounded them and earned their first playoff appearance.

    And on that day, God Himself paid Bonds back when the steroid-encrusted son of a bitch ran into his 3rd baseman while going for a pop-up, and broke his jaw. End of game for YOU, Barry,

    • manhandler1 - Apr 24, 2013 at 11:30 AM

      Not to mention that he was disliked by the vast majority of his team mates because he was a prima donna in the clubhouse and thought the team was all about him. Am a big fan of the Giants, but never understood why they continue to honor him.

      • warrenlevine - Apr 26, 2013 at 2:09 PM

        He couldn’t fill his father’s jock, let alone his shoes. He was (is) unworthy of his father’s name. Mays, McCovey, those guys played fair, didn’t mainline ‘roids, and belong in the Giants’ HoF. But someone should have melted the Barry Bonds thing a long time ago. As for Barry, in a few years he’ll end up like Lawrence Taylor, speaking of ex-Giants who failed off the field.

  17. trynka - Apr 24, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    I don’t know if snarky little comments at the end of an article are appropriate in reporting the news.

    That said, it was still funny.

  18. sailbum7 - Apr 24, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Good!!! That steroid using PoS does not deserve to be honored. Not only did he cheat and use steroids to get the record, he lied about and continues to lie about it even in the face of a pile of evidence pointing to his guilt. I wish they would skip replacing the plaque, Bond does not deserve the honor.

  19. sailbum7 - Apr 24, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Good!!! That steroid using PoS does not deserve to be honored. Not only did he cheat and use steroids to get the record, he lied about and continues to lie about it even in the face of a pile of evidence pointing to his guilt. I wish they would skip replacing the plaque, Bonds does not deserve the honor.

  20. malopalo - Apr 24, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Better man-up and confess you were wrong…. or things can and will get worse !!!

  21. jjackwagon - Apr 24, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    The plaque is not missing. When it stopped juicing, it shrank back to its original size, and now they just can’t see it.

  22. denverdude7 - Apr 24, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    It’s not missing. The Giants simply forgot that they had it sent out for steroids testing…

  23. ivanbass - Apr 24, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    There’s 128 other players on that list. I’m sure there are a lot of players that belong on it, but aren’t. I don’t see anywhere near as much attention paid to them.

    Why? Simple. They didn’t perform as well. Many of them didn’t break records.

    MLB could have cracked down on PEDs, but they didn’t until it was too late. If you don’t think they did that on purpose, then I have a bridge to sell you.

    I’m not going to blame Barry for a mistake the MLB made. Barry simply played the same game others played… and did it better.

  24. dahoopster - Apr 24, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    It is disturbing that the Giants had a plaque for Barry. He was a cheater and deserves no commendation from baseball much less the Giants.

    • ivanbass - Apr 24, 2013 at 5:56 PM

      Have you seen the Roger Clemens plaque?

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