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Gomes said he's only given away one other game-used bat during his seven-year career with Tampa Bay and Cincinnati.
"My high school coach took a long time to come watch me play," Gomes said. "He watched me play in 2005 and I hit three home runs in that game and I gave him the bat for that."
Gomes is impressed that McCoy spent 37 years covering baseball.
"Sure is a long time," Gomes said. "He deserves a lot more than one of my bats, that's for sure."
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