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Hunter Pence’s Mistakenly Sold Magic Bat Story Has Happy Ending for All Involved (Except the Bat, Which Is Still Broken)

Oct 25, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

Good news for all involved in the Hunter Pence broken magical bat saga!

A refresher for those who aren’t caught up: Hunter Pence had a pretty nifty hit in the NLCS during which a ball bounced off his bat three times in one swing. Lots of RBIs and Pence got a double out of it. The Giants won the game and advanced to the World Series. The Giants then subsequently sold the bat by accident after the game for a mere $400! Finally, the Giants went on a mission to try and get the bat back.

Which leads to this happy ending, via CSN Bay Area:

Alagna, the software engineer from Pleasanton who bought Hunter Pence’s
historic “triple-double” broken bat when it was somehow mistakenly put
up for sale in the team’s Dugout Store, volunteered to return the bat to
the team Wednesday.

In return, the Giants treated Alagna and his wife, Terri, to watch Game 1 of the World Series in a luxury suite — and not just any suite.

The Giants’ CEO’s suite! Plus they got to hang with Gaylord Perry AND they get to go back for Game 2 tonight.

AND they got their initial payment of cash for the bat back as well.

So the fan is happy and Pence got his beloved bat named Fryer back.

As the saying goes, “All’s well that ends in free World Series tickets.”