Baseball Gazette
November 2013


Welcome to the November edition of the Baseball Gazette, the e-newsletter of the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House. Each month, we deliver news and updates about our progress toward opening.

About the photo: The project team for the Tampa Baseball Museum accepts the key to the Al Lopez house from Tampa City Council Chair Charlie Miranda and Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner on September 23.

Museum receives key grants

The Ybor City Museum Society has received two grants to support the development of the Tampa Baseball Museum.

The Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners awarded a Historic Preservation Challenge Grant in March 2013. The $250,000 grant must be matched with cash and in-kind contributions to the Tampa Baseball Museum. Contributions are needed to receive full grant funding.

In October, the City of Tampa awarded a Community Redevelopment Area Facade Improvement Grant to the Ybor City Museum Society for the Tampa Baseball Museum. The Ybor City Museum Society was awarded $47,000 to assist with exterior renovation, restoration and rehabilitation of the Al Lopez house and landscape improvements.

Renovations to the Al Lopez house will begin this month, transforming the structure from a house into a museum. The facade will be kept largely intact, with significant reconfiguration of the interior.    

Help the Tampa Baseball Museum receive the full grant funding – and turn the museum a reality – by making a donation through

Join the #GivingTuesday Movement

Tampa Baseball Museum is participating in #GivingTuesday, a national movement to improve local communities by encouraging individual donations to nonprofits and causes.

Taking place on December 3, 2013 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday coincides with the start of the annual shopping season: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. A dedicated day for giving will be created by harnessing the power of social media.

Be a part of #GivingTuesday. Join the movement by donating to the Tampa Baseball Museum. Encourage others to join you in the celebration by using #GivingTuesday on social media.
We appreciate your support and look forward to keeping you up-to-date about the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House.
In This Edition

Fan Club Grows

The Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation has joined the game with the Tampa Baseball Museum as part of the Museum’s “Fan Club.” Thank you for your support!

Roster Expands  

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of our project team: Yvonne Cassares. Thank you for your dedication to the Tampa Baseball Museum, Yvonne!

Read past editions:
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013

Preserving Heritage

The Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House is being developed by the Ybor City Museum Society, a nonprofit organization that preserves and promotes Ybor City’s cultural heritage and supports the Ybor City Museum State Park.

Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House
2003 N. 19th Street | Tampa, Florida 33605
(813) 247-1434

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