Sosa corked bat up for bids

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The bat that helped hasten an end to the love affair between baseball fans and Sammy Sosa–or at least half of it–is about to be sold.

Sammy Sosa breaks batNearing the end of his career, Sosa was ejected in the first inning of a game on June 3, 2003 against Tampa Bay after his bat broke and the umpiring crew discovered the cork inside.

The handle was confiscated by Major League Baseball and its whereabouts are unknown. The broken barrel was left in the clubhouse where Mike Remlinger, the Cubs’ winning pitcher that night, eventually grabbed it and took it home.

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