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Hunter Pence wants his bat, 'Fryer,' back

By C. Trent Rosecrans | Blogger
Hunter Pence's bat, 'Fryer' was sold for $400 on Monday. (Getty Images)

Hunter Pence has put out an APB for "Fryer," the bat that was the start of the Giants' five-run third inning in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series.

Pence broke his bat on his third-inning double that scored three runs. Replays showed -- over and over -- that the ball broke Pence's bat and then the barrel of the bat hit the ball two more times before going into center field. Pence drove in two runs and a third scored on Jon Jay's error, giving the Giants a 5-0 lead over the Cardinals. The Giants went on to win 9-0 and advance to the World Series.

The Giants authenticate and sell all broken bats at the team's dugout store at AT&T Park. By the time the game was over on Monday, the bat was authenticated, placed in the team store and sold for $400, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea on Twitter.

Pence said that same bat was the one he used to hit a home run in St. Louis and he'd like it back. He can also identify it, because he names all of his bats (of course he does) and writes their name on the bat.

Monday's fallen soldier? Fryer.

Why is it called Fryer?

"I don't know," Pence told Baggarly (via Twitter). "It's whatever word comes to my mind, I write it. … It'll always be Fryer to me."

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