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Saints City of Baseball Museum Opens Up Greatest Day Exhibit Honoring 1980 Gold Medal U.S. Men's Olympic Hockey Team

ST. PAUL, MN January 16, 2020

Last year the St. Paul Saints built the City of Baseball Museum.  For the next month, however, one exhibit in the museum will honor the State of Hockey with a unique look at the most memorable moment in U.S. Sports.  With the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team defeating the Soviet Union coming up on February 22, the Greatest Day Exhibit will bring fans closer to that memorable moment.

 

          The exhibit includes two Team USA jerseys from the 1980 U.S. Men’s Olympic Hockey team.  The jerseys, loaned to the exhibit by the MeiGray Group, were worn by Ken Morrow and Dave Christian, one from the semi-final win over the Soviet Union and the other from the gold medal winning game against Finland.  Also, on loan from the MeiGray group is a 1977 game-worn Minnesota Fighting Saints jersey from the old WHA.  Dave Brooks is also lending a few items from his brothers’ collection:  the skates Herb wore during practice in 1980, a chair signed by the entire team from the Lake Placid Arena, Herb’s whistle from 1980, his gloves he used in 2002 in Salt Lake City, UT, and a signed team photo following the moment they won the Gold Medal game.  In addition, local Minneapolis collector Taylor Simons is loaning a 1925-26 St. Paul Saints (hockey) AC wool jersey, a 1930's St. Paul Saints jersey worn by U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Oscar Almquist, and photos and signage of early 20th century St. Paul hockey games. 

 

The City of Baseball Museum, with the Greatest Day Exhibit, will be open from January 17-February 22.  The hours are Friday’s, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday’s and Sunday’s 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. from January 17-February 22.  To visit the museum on non-event hours please contact the Saints at 651-644-6659 or email museum@saintsbaseball.com.