Over the years, Harry Caray’s has collected unique sports memorabilia and an impressive collection of game-used treasures. Many of these are now housed in the Chicago Sports Museum, which adds high-tech interactive experiences — like skill challenges and simulations — to Harry’s priceless collection. When you get to the museum, you’ll unlock free admission to this playground for sports fans.
On June 9, 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks met the Philadelphia Flyers for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Championship Series. Patrick Kane, right wing for the Blackhawks and partner of Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group, took a shot on goal from a seemingly impossible angle to win the game and the Stanley Cup for the first time in 49 years for the Hawks. But that puck hasn’t been seen since. Harry Caray’s CEO offered $50,000 for its return and, in partnership with the FBI, recovered incriminating video evidence of someone that may have taken it from the ice. Can you find the video? Who do you think is the culprit? Find out in the “Forensic Sports” area of the museum.
In 2013, the Blackhawks were once again in the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins. During game 6, Andrew Shaw was struck in the face by a puck. He immediately fell to the ice, holding the bleeding gash in his cheek. Shaw got stiches in the locker room and continued playing in a game that led to the Blackhawks’ second Stanley Cup Championship in three years. Later that year, Shaw auctioned off his stiches to benefit The V Foundation for cancer research. Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group’s CEO, Grant DePorter, bought them for $6,500.
Test your skills against Chicago’s greats including Scottie Pippin, Michael Jordan and Patrick Kane or call a game in Harry Caray’s broadcast booth. Don’t forget to tweet your high scores to @ChiSportsMuseum!
Afterwards, don’t forget to participate in the Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray (you get to keep the glass!) in the museum’s adjacent restaurant: Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch. Check out the photos below to see others that have toasted Harry around the world! Share your picture @HarryCarays.
While you’re here, enjoy this tribute video from the Cards, Cubs, and Soxs that highlights Harry Caray’s legacy.