Chicago Sports Museum to open on Michigan Ave.

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April 1, 2014 10:49:13 AM PDT
Want to shoot hoops with Scottie Pippen? Try on Refrigerator Perry's Super Bowl ring? Here's your chance.

The Chicago Sports Museum will open at Water Tower Place, 835 North Michigan Avenue. The highly interactive museum has a host of Chicago sports memorabilia on display, including Sammy Sosa's corked bat. Also, a broadcast booth just like legendary Cubs announcer Harry Caray.

"Well they think they can call the game like Harry. I have never heard anyone call a game like Harry," Dutchie Caray, widow, said. "When they were boring games, he made it fun to listen."

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"What we just did with Michael Jordan, everybody saw this play so to get the opportunity to be interactive with Mike. You know it's just a great opportunity. I envision more parents playing the games than children," Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears wide receiver, said.

The Chicago Sports Museum opens to the public on Wednesday.

''We've been working nonstop, like 24-hours-a-day, for the last few weeks. I have blisters all over my hands from just hanging pictures and stuff,'' said Grant DePorter, CEO Harry Caray's Restaurant Group. ''We've CAT scanned all kinds of items to see what's inside like the cork bat, for instance. Or we spent a year looking for the missing Stanley Cup hockey puck with the FBI, we found out where it went."

https://www.harrycarays.com/chicagosportsmuseum/SportsMuseumHome.aspx


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