This is half of the actual corked bat that got Sammy Sosa ejected in the first inning on June 3, 2003 against the Tampa Bay Rays (Devil Rays.) Sosa broke his bat in his first at bat and was ejected after the umpire crew discovered the cork in the bat. The handle was confiscated by Major League Baseball and its whereabouts are unknown. The broken barrel was left in the clubhouse. Mike Remlinger, the winning pitcher that night, picked the barrel up and kept it. The bat was obtained directly from Remlinger comes with a letter of authenticity from Mike Remlinger as well.â†µâ†µ
Sammy wound up suspended for seven games as a result of that incident. As of Sunday morning, the high bid was $750. Happy bidding!