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1. Barry Bonds hit his 756th home run against a pitcher that he had not faced since 2002. What Washington Nationals pitcher gave up the record-breaking home run on August 7th, 2007?
2. Luckily for the San Francisco Giants fans, Barry Bonds was able to hit his record-breaking home run at AT&T Park. To what part of the ballpark did Barry hit number 756?
3. With cameras flashing all around the stadium, Barry Bonds gave fans a unique home run pose after the historic swing. What did Barry do after he dropped the bat knowing he had hit number 756?
4. On what type pitch did Barry Bonds hit home run number 756?
5. Barry Bonds' 756th home run was a no-doubter. Approximately how far (in feet) did this great home run travel?
6. What individual appeared on the JumboTron shortly after Barry Bonds hit number 756, with a taped statement congratulated the new Home Run king and put the record into a historical context?
7. As with many of Barry Bonds' home runs in the 2007 season, his 756th career home run came with no one on base. Which of his at-bats in the game did he hit number 756?
8. What was the score in the game after Barry Bonds hit home run number 756?
9. Which of these groups of people did Barry Bonds not thank in his speech, shortly after hitting the record-breaking home run?
10. While Barry Bonds was receiving his congratulations, a 22 year-old individual named Matt Murphy was being taken away by ballpark security. Which of the following is true in regards to Matt Murphy and home run number 756?
11. What announcers called the '756' game for ESPN, whose call and further commentary of the home run will surely be heard by many in years to come?
12. In interviews after the game, a reporter asked Barry Bonds if he believed that the home run record had become 'tainted.' How did Barry respond to this statement?
13. In another interview after the game, Barry Bonds was asked by ESPN's Erin Andrews what his plans were now that he had broken the record. What did Barry tell the world that his future baseball plans are?
14. At the beginning of the season, many people felt that Barry Bonds was too old and too far away from the home run record to be able to break the record in 2007. What number home run of 2007 put Barry Bonds on top of the all-time home run list, and silenced those aforementioned doubters?
15. Only time will tell how long Barry Bonds will remain atop Major League Baseball's career home run list. The previous two leaders at the time, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth, both held the record for a considerable amount of time. Which of the two held the record longer?
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