Bonds to be part of Giants' 2000 reunion

Bonds to be part of Giants' 2000 reunion

The Giants will bring back a piece of their recent past when Barry Bonds returns to AT&T Park in San Francisco in April.

On April 11, Bonds will be part of a Giants reunion of the 2000 National League West division championship team at the ballpark, marking the 10th anniversary of the opening of the ballpark, which was then known as Pacific Bell Park.

Bonds, baseball's all-time home run leader with 762 career long balls, is slated to be joined in pregame festivities by former teammates Jeff Kent, Rich Aurilia, Bill Mueller, Robb Nen, J.T. Snow, Kirk Rueter, Marvin Bernard, Ellis Burks, Felipe Crespo, Bobby Estalella, Shawn Estes, Aaron Fultz, Mark Gardner, Ramon Martinez and Armando Rios.

Bonds played for San Francisco from 1993 until 2007, appearing in one World Series (2002) while setting the single-season home run record of 73 as a Giant in 2001 and breaking Henry Aaron's record of 755 career homers in 2007.

"It is hard to believe that we are embarking on our second decade of baseball at AT&T Park," Giants CEO Bill Neukom said.

"If Spring Training is any indication of things to come, this is going to be another exciting season of Giants baseball."

Doug Miller is a national writer for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.