Join us in celebrating a milestone
The former home of Al Lopez – the first Major League baseball player from Tampa, and first hall-of-famer from Tampa – is changing hands. The Florida Department of Transportation has transferred ownership of the Al Lopez house to City of Tampa, and in turn, the City of Tampa is providing it to Ybor City Museum Society to create the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House.
With the deed, the Ybor City Museum Society is able to begin construction to rehabilitate the structure and transform it into a home for the celebration, preservation, and education of local baseball culture – from Little League to Major League, and everything in between. The museum will cover more than 125 years of baseball heritage with permanent and rotating exhibits.
Please join us to celebrate this milestone for the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House on Monday, September 23. A short ceremony to commemorate the milestone will begin at 10:30 a.m. with comments from:
- Florida Department of Transportation District 7 ROW Administrator of Property Management Bill Scott
- City of Tampa Council Chair (and former youth baseball all-star) Charlie Miranda
- Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner
- Ybor City Museum Society Board Chair Steve Barbas
Please stay for light refreshments in the garden following the ceremony.