Tampa Baseball Museum in the News

Money pouring in during Give Day campaign

Tampa Tribune - May 6, 2014

About 40 people sat in the downtown, second-floor office of Tampa Bay WaVE on Tuesday, entranced by their computers.

It was the first Give Day Tampa Bay, organized by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Florida Next as part of the nationwide Give Where You Live campaign. For 24 hours, donors could give money — a requested minimum of $25 — to any pre-registered local charity, all part of an overall effort to boost funds for bay area philanthropic organizations.

The list of 385 charities included some well-known groups such as the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and Habitat for Humanity, but also other organizations like the Ybor City Museum Society and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

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Hometown Heroes

duPont Registry Tampa Bay - April 28, 2014

The baseball heroes in the new museum will all be hometown heroes. The Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House will commemorate the significant contributions made by Major and Minor League players, managers and coaches and youths and adults who have so greatly impacted their signature sport and who are all from this area.

That means the bond shared between TampaBay and baseball for such a long time will finally be portrayed and displayed for current fans to enjoy and to inspire future generations of players.

Read more from duPont Registry Tampa Bay.


Museum will showcase Tampa’s rich baseball tradition

My Fox Tampa Bay - March 31, 2014

An old house built in the early 1900s, saved from the wrecking ball, will become the new Tampa Baseball Museum.

It’s not unlike many other homes lived in by cigar factory workers. But the man who lived here for a half century was quite special: Al Lopez was the first player from Tampa inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

Watch the video from My Fox Tampa Bay.


Smashing Start for Tampa Baseball Museum

10 News - November 13, 2013

The future museum that will show off Tampa Bay’s ties to America’s pastime got a smashing start Wednesday.

Saved from an I-4 widening project and moved a mile down the road, a modest, weather-worn home will capture Tampa’s baseball past.

Read more from 10 News


Renovations to Al Lopez Home and Future Baseball Museum Begin

WUSF - November 13, 2013

The future museum that will show off Tampa Bay’s ties to America’s pastime got a smashing start Wednesday.

Saved from an I-4 widening project and moved a mile down the road, a modest, weather-worn home will capture Tampa’s baseball past.

Read more from 10 News