Homeruns & History

When:  Saturday, February 15 |  11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where:  Centennial Park in Ybor City, 1800 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Cost:  Free and Open to the Public

What:  Lou Piniella, Tampa’s iconic professional player and manager, will serve as honorary host for the third annual Homeruns & History. Mayor Jane Castor will throw out the “first pitch” at the children’s games. Title sponsors Tampa Bay Rays note, “The Rays have proudly represented Major League Baseball in the Tampa Bay region since 1998, and the team’s mission is to energize the community through the magic of Rays baseball.”

Homeruns & History is a family-friendly event that celebrates local baseball history. MLB and MiLB alumni, including Lou Piniella, Orestes Destrade, Jason Michael and others will be on hand to sign autographs. The event features team mascots and street teams, games, the Saladino exhibit, a high school coaches’ panel, and shopping at the Ybor City Saturday Market.  Also featured are baseball-inspired food, music, fun and comradery celebrating the sport. Attendees are encouraged to show their team spirit by wearing their favorite team gear.

The event is hosted in partnership with the Ybor City Saturday Market and the Ybor City Museum Society and is supported by a YCDC Event Co-sponsorship grant.

For updates prior to the event, visit bit.ly/HOMERUNS2020.

Get tickets for the MLB ALUMNI VIP EVENT.

Enter a raffle for  a Tampa Bay Rays Game-Day Experience for Four

Sponsorships and booth spaces are still available, starting as low as $250.  Every dollar raised at the event will be matched 100% by a Hillsborough County Historic Preservation Grant recently awarded to the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House. The final phase of the capital campaign is underway to raise a minimum of $100,000 in order to complete the remaining museum exhibits.

Thank You to Our Sponsors


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