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For the weapon in Max Payne, see Baseball Bat.

"He had a baseball bat, and I was tied to a chair. Pissing him off was the smart thing to do."
―Max Payne

The Baseball Bat is the first chapter of Part II in Max Payne.


Max Payne wakes up tied to a chair in the basement of Jack Lupino's hotel, with Frankie "The Bat" Niagara standing over him. After Max insults him a bit, he takes a beating with a baseball bat.

Once Niagara goes to get a drink at the bar, Max breaks free and kills the guards in the basement. He then takes an elevator up to the garage where he makes it out to the street.

Max decides to head back into the hotel through the front door and finds it's all been closed off by the police after Max's last visit. Max heads to the bar where he finds Niagara and kills him and many of his men. After the shootout, Max helps himself to a car, (mostly likely Niagara's) and soon after leaving the hotel, he notices he's being followed by a familiar-looking car. Confronting the owner of the car, Vladimir Lem, Max learns that Vlad wants to make a deal with him, leading into the next chapter: An Offer You Can't Refuse.




On the PS2/Xbox version, this chapter is divided into three sub-chapters: The Baseball Bat, From Bad to Worse and Mobster Muscle.

Obtainable Accomplishments[]


The Baseball Bat

Complete 'Part II Chapter 1: The Baseball Bat' on any difficulty



  • It's possible, but very difficult, to kill the first mobster with the bat and take his gun, but this will alert the others and there's not enough ammo to kill all of them. The trick is to pick up their ammo every time a mobster is killed.



Max Payne Chapters
The American Dream Prologue · Roscoe Street Station · Live from the Crime Scene · Playing It Bogart · The Blood Veins of New York · Let the Gun Do the Talking · Fear That Gives Men Wings · Police Brutality · Ragna Rock · An Empire of Evil
A Cold Day in Hell Prologue · The Baseball Bat · An Offer You Can't Refuse · With Rats and Oily Water · Put Out My Flames With Gasoline · Angel of Death
A Bit Closer to Heaven Prologue · Take Me to Cold Steel · Hidden Truths · The Deep Six · Backstabbing Bastard · In the Land of the Blind · Byzantine Power Game · Nothing to Lose · Pain and Suffering
The Darkness Inside Prologue · Elevator Doors · A Criminal Mastermind · The Depths of My Brain · No 'Us' in This · A Sign of Her Passage · A Linear Sequence of Scares · The Million Dollar Question
A Binary Choice Prologue · The Things that I Want · In the Middle of Something · Blowing Up · Routing Her Synapses · Out of the Window · The Genius of the Hole
Waking Up from the American Dream Prologue · Too Stubborn to Die · On a Crash Course · A Mob-War · Dearest of All My Friends · A Losing Game · There Are No Happy Endings · Love Hurts · That Old Familiar Feeling
Part I Something Rotten in the Air · Nothing But The Second Best · Just Another Day at the Office · Anyone Can Buy Me a Drink · Alive If Not Exactly Well
Part II A Dame, A Dork, and A Drunk · A Hangover Sent Direct from Mother Nature · Ain't No Reprievement Gonna Be Found Otherwise · Here I Was Again, Halfway Down the World · It's Drive or Shoot, Sister
Part III Sun Tan Oil, Stale Margaritas and Greed · The Great American Savior of the Poor · A Fat Bald Dude with a Bad Temper · One Card Left to Play