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The bat shard Roger Clemens threw at Mike Piazza is up for auction

There are so many quirky parts of baseball history, and it's difficult for someone to get their hands on an item that's truly unique. But you now have a chance – the bat shard Roger Clemens threw at Mike Piazza during the 2000 World Series at Yankee Stadium is being auctioned off by Heritage Auctions.

It was one of the most memorable moments in the last 15 years of baseball history – in Game 2 of the 2000 World Series between the Yankees and Mets, Piazza gets sawed off by Clemens and shatters his bat. The barrel goes back towards the mound, Clemens picks it up, and fires it in the general direction of Piazza, who had started up the first base line. Tempers flare, the benches clear, and chaos momentarily erupts at Yankee Stadium.

The incident was spurred on earlier in the season when Clemens hit Piazza in the head a month after Piazza hit a grand slam off of him.

The high bid on the bat is currently $4,000, and the auction ends on February 22nd. Prior to the auction, the bat was in the possession of Jeff Mangold, the Yankees strength and conditioning coach at the time.

[Big League Stew]

Joe Lucia

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