Plaque honoring Barry Bonds goes missing in San Francisco

04/23/2013 5:27 PM ET
By Matt Hughes

Barry Bonds retired from the Giants in 2007 with an MLB record 762 home runs.(AP)
A 6-foot-high plaque in honor of Barry Bonds has vanished from AT&T Park in San Francisco.

The plaque was attached to a brick wall beyond right-center field near the spot that Bonds' record-setting 756th homerun landed in 2007. San Francisco Giants team officials say they don't know who took the plaque but that a thorough investigation is underway, including reviewing a week's worth of security camera footage. The San Francisco Chronicle first reported on the missing plaque.

In the meantime, the team is working on a replacement.

"We're in the process of having a new and improved version made," said Staci Slaughter, the Giants' senior vice president of communications.

Paying tribute to one of the franchise's greatest players has been challenging for the Giants. Bonds was the centerpiece of the team for over a decade but his involvement in the BALCO drug case, and current appeal of federal obstruction-of-justice charges has kept distance between the retired player and his former team. Bonds' name still can be found at AT&T Park within the arcade archway near center field that lists all of the Giants with 500 career home runs.

Bonds retired in 2007 with a record 762 home runs.

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