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Barry Bonds won’t set foot in the Hall of Fame if the #756 home run ball has an asterisk

From this San Francisco Chronicle article

Barry Bonds, in an interview with TV broadcaster Jim Gray, said that if the Hall of Fame displayed the No. 756 home run ball with an asterisk on it, he would not appear at the Hall ever, even if he was inducted to it.

More coverage from ESPN.

Hank Aaron’s Speech after HR #756

Hammerin’ Hank’s speech after Barry Bonds broke the home run record.

The full transcript of Hank Aaron’s speech:

“I would like to offer my congratulations to Barry Bonds on becoming baseball’s career home run leader. It is a great accomplishment which required skill, longevity and determination,” Aaron said.

“Throughout the past century, the home run has held a special place in baseball, and I have been privileged to hold this record for 33 of those years. I move over now and offer my best wishes to Barry and his family on this historical achievement.

“My hope today, as it was on that April evening in 1974, is that the achievement of this record will inspire others to chase their own dreams.”

Here’s a photo of Hank Aaron’s jersey that I took last month at FanFest:

Hammerin' Hank