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Bonds home run plaque stolen from AT&T Park

The plaque commemorating Barry Bonds' record-breaking 756th home run has been stolen from AT&T Park in San Francisco, according to reports from the team.

The commemorative plaque honoring home run king Barry Bonds' record 756th clout has gone missing from AT&T Park.

San Francisco Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said Tuesday night that the reigning World Series champions are in the process of replacing the plaque, which hung on the brick facade inside the ballpark beneath the flag court area in right-center field until a few days ago. The team is investigating where the missing hardware might be, Slaughter said.

"We're in the process of replacing it," Slaughter said. "We're not sure what happened. We're reviewing video, but haven't found anything yet."

There is still white glue on the brick wall where the plaque used to be.

Bonds is still a divisive figure across baseball, with the exception of in San Francisco, where he played the final 15 seasons of his 22 year career. He finished with a record 762 home runs, 2558 walks, and seven MVP awards, yet received just 36.2% of the vote on the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot because of his alleged ties to performance enhancing drugs. 

[ESPN]

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