Clemens Fined $50,000
10/22/1997 AT 12:00 AM EDT
New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens was fined $50,000 by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for throwing the jagged barrel of a shattered bat toward New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza during Sunday night's Game 2 of the World Series. Clemens, who has not apologized for the incident, had claimed that gesture, while emotionally charged, was purely accidental. "This is the World Series," Clemens told reporters. "It shouldn't overshadow what we're trying to do." At the time of the incident, umpires at Yankee Stadium concluded that Clemens did not deliberately throw the broken bat at Piazza. In other World Series news, the Mets won game 3 last night, which gives them one game to the Yankees' two. The two New York teams play again at Shea Stadium tonight.