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ST. LOUIS St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Pat Neshek accepted a bribe from teammate John Lackey in exchange for his jersey number.

A baseball with Bath Ruth's autograph was traded to Neshek who will make the number switch from 41 to 37.

Neshek advertises on Twitter his interest in baseball memorabilia. His home page states he is an "Autograph/Baseball Card Collector and eBay Sniper."

Lackey has worn 41 since he arrived to Major League Baseball with Anaheim in 2002, except for part of the 2010 season in Boston.

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