Blowing Up the Bartman Ball

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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)