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