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Chicago Sports Museum

Chicago, Illinois
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Owner description: The Chicago Sports Museum, located within Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier, features a rotating collection of priceless... more » Owner description: The Chicago Sports Museum, located within Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier, features a rotating collection of priceless Chicago sports memorabilia and other unique Chicago artifacts.One of the most well-known items on display is the remains of the Infamous Cubs Foul Ball deflected by fans during the Cubs' 2003 playoff loss to the Florida Marlins. The ball purchased by Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group for $114,000 and then ceremonially destroyed with the help of Oscar winning Special Effects Director Michael Lantieri. Other notable... Read More
Owner description: The Chicago Sports Museum, located within Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier, features a rotating collection of priceless... more » Owner description: The Chicago Sports Museum, located within Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier, features a rotating collection of priceless Chicago sports memorabilia and other unique Chicago artifacts.One of the most well-known items on display is the remains of the Infamous Cubs Foul Ball deflected by fans during the Cubs' 2003 playoff loss to the Florida Marlins. The ball purchased by Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group for $114,000 and then ceremonially destroyed with the help of Oscar winning Special Effects Director Michael Lantieri. Other notable items include Sammy Sosa’s corked bat, the baseball Kerry Wood used in the historic 20 strike-out game against the Houston Astros in 1998, Starlin Castro’s game-used batting gloves which set the MLB record for the most RBI’s in a major league debut, Orlando Palmeiro’s bat used to make the last out in the White Sox 2005 World Series Championship game, Paul Konerko’s grandslam ball from the 2005 World Series, Super Bowl XX MVP Richard Dent's Super Bowl Trophy and Steve Stone's Cy Young Award. Additionally, Harry Caray's is proud to feature a rotating selection of memorabilia from the outstanding collection of Rob and Priscilla Steinmetz, including an original 1920's player-worn Chicago Cubs dugout jacket, road jersey worn by Harry Steinfeldt during the 1909 season, first baseman's glove worn by Ernie Banks during his final season with the Cubs in 1971 and much more. In addition to these and many other key pieces of Chicago sports history, the Museum displays items from several Hollywood stars with ties to Chicago. These include Harold Ramis' Ghostbusters jumpsuit and glasses, Jeremy Piven’s suit worn in Entourage and James Denton’s t-shirt and pipe wrench from Desperate Housewives. There are many other treasures on display in the Museum, and the collection is continually growing. « less
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