After last night’s win, the Giants have won 17 of 20 games for the first time since 2001. That was the same year Barry Bonds broke the single season home run record. At this same point in the season, he was in a little bit of a home run drought, going a whole six days (July 19-25) without homering.
That homerless drought was sandwiched between a pair of two-homer games (seriously). The first one was against Mike Hampton and the second one against Curt Schilling. Fortunately for them, they were both Bonds’ first and only two-homer games against them.
Anyway, to stay on theme — today is Barry Bonds’ 55th birthday — here’s Barry Bonds’ 55th home run of the 2001 season, the only season in which he hit more than 50 home runs.
It came against the Graeme Lloyd of the Montreal Expos in Montreal and broke a 5-5 tie in the top of the 9th. The Giants would go on to score four more in that 9th inning and win 10-5... but you want to see that 55th home run.
Well, it’s in here, starting at the 2:58 mark. You could jump to that point or you could just watch all 73 from this historic season.