With his 26th homer of the year, Bonds became the first player to hit 400 home runs and steal 400 bases. He also helped the visiting San Francisco Giants gain ground in the National League wild-card race by beating the Florida Marlins, 10-5.
The unprecedented milestone earned Bonds a bucket of champagne, a bottle of Crown Royal, two cigars, a standing ovation by Marlins fans and a congratulatory note from his former manager, Jim Leyland.
Bonds reached his unprecedented milestone in the second inning by pulling a knuckleball from Kirt Ojala over the right field wall. The homer gave Bonds 400 in a 13-year career to go with 438 stolen bases.
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