It started with a little boy dreaming of playing baseball. This boy, Al Lopez, became Tampa’s first Major League player, manager, and Hall
of Fame inductee. Now, his rehabilitated 1905-era childhood home is getting ready to welcome fans to celebrate more than 130 years of
local baseball heritage.
Nearly 90 professional players from Tampa will be honored, along with the people and places that shaped them. Local baseball history and traditions will shine at the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House when it opens… and stand alongside the best baseball towns in the nation.
Step up to the Plate!
The Tampa Baseball Museum’s capital campaign is more than 90% complete. With two major exhibits installed and six more in the works, the museum still requires the generous support to bring it to life, so we can provide inspiration, education, and children’s programs to baseball fans from near and far.
Please consider becoming a part of this important tribute by making your Giving Tuesday donation today. Your generous gift will be matched 100% by a Hillsborough County Historic Preservation Grant doubling its value. With your help, we will be getting ever closer to opening our doors.
With gratitude and appreciation,
The Team at the Tampa
The Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House (TBM) is owned by the Ybor City Museum Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Federal ID #59-2274494. All Give Day donations will go directly to exhibits and programming for TBM.