By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Baseball Writer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Home run king Barry Bonds will have his No. 25 jersey retired this August by the San Francisco Giants when his former Pittsburgh Pirates are in town.

The Giants announced Tuesday they would hold a ceremony to honor the former slugger and seven-time NL MVP on Aug. 11. He will become only the 12th player from the New York or San Francisco Giants to have his number retired.

Bonds, now 53, broke Hank Aaron’s home run record with No. 756 on Aug. 7, 2007. He finished his 22-year big league career in 2007 with 762 homers.

He says, “I’m both honored and humbled that the Giants are going to retire my number this season.”
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