This Day In Sports: The elder Bonds debuts

**Note: Tom Scott is on a rare extended vacation, and his Scott Slant column will return on Monday, July 7. But Tom did leave behind his library of historical nuggets for us to share.

This Day In Sports...June 25, 1968: Bobby Bonds of the San Francisco Giants becomes only the second player in major league history to hit a grand slam home run in his first game. He played right field that day alongside his mentor, centerfielder Willie Mays. Bonds would go on to play 14 seasons in the bigs and hit 332 career homers. At the time of his major league debut, Bonds had a son named Barry who was a month shy of his fourth birthday.


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