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Roberto Clemente 'Momen Clemente' Bat Sells For $41,825

The Post-Gazette reports that a baseball bat marked "Momen Clemente" from the 1960 World Series has sold for $41,825 at auction. Pirates Hall-of-Famer Roberto Clemente gave the bat to a police officer at Game 7, the game that ended with Bill Mazeroski's famous home run. The bat turned up in the officer's family's attic more than 50 years later.

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If you're wondering about what "Momen" means, here's your explanation:

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"Momen Clemente was his nickname as a child," Mr. Scheier said. "Apparently, when he was a child, he was often deep in thought and when someone would call him, he would say 'Momentito,' which meant 'Hold on a second.' And that was how he got that nickname."

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The auction also featured a number of other high-priced items, including the collection of 1910 baseball cards that recently turned up in a house in Ohio. The cards sold for $566,131.25.

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