Today in Sports History: August 10

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By Jonah Sharf

On August 10, 2004, home run-hitting legend Barry Bonds became the first player ever to hit 30 home runs in 13 consecutive season. The record was tied by Alex Rodriguez in 2010, and still stands. Bonds’ streak lasted from the 1992 season, his final season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, until the 2004 season. The streak ended in 2005 due to an injury-plagued season in which he only played 14 games and hit five home runs. Bonds wound up with 762 home runs over his career, and hit 561 home runs during the 13 season streak, averaging 50 home runs per season. 561 home runs in those 13 seasons would be enough to put him between Reggie Jackson and Manny Ramirez on the all-time list at 15th place. August 10 was a big day for Bonds in his career, as on the same day in 2002 he broke Willie McCovey’s record for most intentional walks in a single season with his 46th of the year—he smashed the record by the end of the year with 68 on the season, and nearly doubled it in 2004 with 120 intentional walks.

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