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Even when Bo Jackson struck out (which was often), the 6-foot-1 Rock of Gibraltar entertained the masses by channeling his disappointment into a show of strength — by snapping his bat over his knee like it was a toothpick.

He might not have been the first to do it, but Bo turned bat breaking into art. Every once in a while, a contemporary major leaguer will break his bat, or will try, in like fashion.

As we will see in the photographic evidence obtained from the Yankees' 7-2 playoff victory over the Twins on Wednesday night, Minnesota's Orlando Cabrera(notes) don't know diddley about breaking a bat over his knee.

With the Twins trying to rally in the seventh inning, Cabrera (right) and manager Ron Gardenhire wonder how much force it takes to snap a man a bat in two. ...

Phil Hughes(notes) has the O.C. right where he wants him. ...

Swing and a miss! ...

My name is Orlando Cabrera. You missed the ball. Prepare to die. ...

By the power of Greyskull! ...

Ow. ...

Left-leaning celebrities applaud the saving of another tree. ...

The bat is safe for another plate appearance.

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