At the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House, we believe that inspiration, valuable lessons, and life skills can be found in Tampa’s iconic baseball history and heritage. Beginning with teams founded by immigrant groups as early as 1887, Tampa has spawned nearly 90 Major League players. Our museum will celebrate their numerous accomplishments while providing inspiration for both children and adults.
Already, we know that more than 80,000 local children may have an interest in visiting the museum. Already, we know that the Rays imminent move to Ybor City and Tampa Bay’s Spring Training tradition will draw tens of thousands of visitors to the museum. We just need to finish creating the exhibits and educational programming necessary to bring the Tampa Baseball Museum to the people of Tampa. Your generous donation will directly help us open the museum!
During the spring of 2013, a historic and traditional early-1900s home was saved and moved to Ybor City to fulfill a new purpose of education and celebrating the great game of baseball in Tampa. That mission, The Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House, is still in development. The museum, located at 2003 N. 19th Street in Ybor City in the 110-year-old original home of baseball legend Al Lopez, required extensive rehabilitation following its relocation, which is now complete.
Al Lopez was the first major league player, manager and Baseball Hall-of-Fame inductee from Tampa and the second Hispanic inductee to Cooperstown. Visitors to the Tampa Baseball Museum will take a trip back in Tampa's 130-year living baseball history and be carried through baseball today.
While we are extremely excited that The Tampa Baseball Museum is now in the final stages of exhibit development and construction, the museum still requires the generous support of the Tampa Bay community to bring it to life and provide education, children’s programming, civic and economic development and tourism to Ybor City, all while celebrating the great heritage of baseball in the region.
Please consider helping us celebrate more than a century of baseball in Tampa by becoming a part of this important tribute and making a donation today!
The Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House (TBM) is owned by the Ybor City Museum Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Federal ID #59-2274494. All Give Day Tampa Bay donations will go directly to exhibits and programming for TBM.