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Bonds and Bonds: Barry Set the Father-Son HR Mark in San Francisco

On July 5, 1989, the San Francisco Giants hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates at Candlestick Park. With the Giants comfortably ahead in the ninth inning, 6-1, the Pirates had runners on first and third with one out.

Jim Leyland sent Barry Bonds into the game to pinch-hit for Neal Heaton. The future all-time single season and career home run leader was mired in a slump. The night before the game, he spoke to his father Bobby in a plea for help.

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