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Grand Slam

The new Chicago Sports Museum scores big with high-tech interactive exhibits and artifacts galore.

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While DePorter knows a thing or two about collecting sports memorabilia, it doesn’t hurt that the museum has some heavy hitters onboard as investors, including Harry Caray’s wife Dutchie, Brandon Marshall, Patrick Kane, Bobby Hull, Marv Levy, Ryne Sandberg, and Richard Dent. In fact, it’s former Chicago Bears defensive end Dent who lent the museum his Most Valuable Player Super Bowl XX trophy from the team’s win over the New England Patriots.

For a city as sports-obsessed as Chicago, a temple to our athletic triumphs has been a long time coming. But the new 8,000-square-foot Chicago Sports Museum (Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave., 312.202.0500), part of the new Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch restaurant, was well worth the wait. We took a tour of the museum with the president of Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group, Grant DePorter.