Space Jam Exhibit
July 16th - September 26th, 2021
It happens every year. Space Jam is on TV and people spot something in the movie they’ve never seen before despite watching it countless times: Bill Murray wearing a St. Paul Saints cap during the big game between the Tune Squad and the Monstars.
On Friday July 16, 2021, the Saints commemorated the 25-year history of the movie Space Jam, and celebrated the opening of the new movie, Space Jam: A New Legacy, in theaters and HBO Max that same day. Throughout the game, fans had an opportunity to win tickets to the new film through various contests and on-field promotions. For the special occasion, Space Ham (his name chosen as the 2021 pig name to honor the 25th anniversary) was decked out in his Tune Squad uniform on this basketball themed night.
Fans of the iconic 1996 movie were able to get up close and personal with the authentic movie-worn cap and other incredible memorabilia in a brand-new exhibit honoring the team’s connection to the original film at the City of Baseball Museum, located down the left field line at CHS Field. Along with the hat Murray wears, fans saw the outfit he was wearing while seated courtside next to Larry Bird prior to entering the big game, and the shoes worn by Murray in that game. The exhibit also included the outfit worn by Bill Murray while playing golf with Michael Jordan earlier in the movie. All of the items were donated courtesy of Elliot Tebele.
The exhibit at City of Baseball Museum was open to all fans who had a ticket to the July 16 game, or any game through the remainder of the 2021 season.