The Greatest Day Exhibit
January 17th - February 22nd, 2020
In 2019 the St. Paul Saints built the City of Baseball Museum. In January of 2020, however, one exhibit in the museum honored 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 on February 22, 2020, the Greatest Day Exhibit brought fans closer to that memorable moment.
The exhibit included 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 was a 1977 game-worn Minnesota Fighting Saints jersey from the old WHA. Dave Brooks also lended 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 lended 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.