Today in Sports History: August 9

By Jonah Sharf

On August 9, 2002, Barry Bonds reached the 600 home run plateau, less than a year and a half after hitting his 500th. He would hit it against Kip Wells of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team he started his career with. Bonds would bat .370 in 2002 with 46 home runs, along with a .582 On Base Percentage, the second-highest of his career. Bonds was named MVP that season, the fifth of his career, and the second of four in a row.

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