Pete McMurray

Blowing Up the Bartman Ball

Grant Deporter, owner of Harry Caray’s, joins Pete McMurray on the 10th anniversary of the Steve Bartman play.  Grant eventually bought the infamous ball for $113,824.16 and blew it up!


Grant DePorter, the Harry Caray’s exec who bought the “Bartman ball” at auction for $113,824.16. He later destroyed it so it would not bring more bad luck to the Cubs. He is seen here with Dutchie Caray (left) at his side after he he handed a check to Julie Stoklosa, a representative of the auction house who brought the ball to the restaurant on December 19, 2003. (Tribune Photo by Charles Osgood)



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