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Friday, May 3, 2013
Reds auction bloody Samardzija baseball

By ESPNChicago.com

It didn't exactly have the cache -- or the sale price -- of the bloody sock worn by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, but the Cincinnati Reds gave fans a chance to own another blood-stained piece of baseball memorabilia.

The Reds' team website auctioned off a baseball stained with the blood of Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija used during an April 24 game at Great American Ballpark. The auction, which opened Tuesday, closed Friday morning with a high bid of $130.01. It's uncertain how many bids were placed. A call to the Reds' auction site was not immediately returned.

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