If you hailed from West Tampa or Ybor City, Baseball was your World.

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Al Lopez, Wade Boggs, Lou Piniella and countless others knew it was their ticket to the majors. This just wasn’t a sport…it was their oxygen. Baseball equaled opportunities and that meant freedom to pursue dreams. Most of all, this game, and the traditions it embodied, played a major role in shaping the community they came from and helped integrate the wide range of cultures and heritage in our region.

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The Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House will celebrate and embrace the past, present, and future of Tampa baseball and its people from Little League to Major League, and everything in between, including factory, inter-social, municipal, Cigar City, and Negro leagues.

The permanent exhibit, along with a rotating exhibit, will cover more than 125 years of baseball heritage. As we work toward opening, we’re seeking artifacts and memorabilia to preserve and honor Tampa’s historic role in the game of baseball.

See types of items that may be of interest, and submit items for consideration, on the Contribute page.