Tampa Baseball Museum
History and museums
The Tampa Baseball Museum is planned to open in historic Ybor City, Florida. The Tampa Baseball Museum will be located in Al Lopez's historic childhood home in Ybor City. The museum collection is transitioning from a special exhibit, Béisbol: Tampa's Love of the Game, at the Ybor City Museum State Park. Tampa has a 125-year history with baseball that includes many professional, semi-professional, and amateur leagues and players, as well as Inter-Social, Municipal, Cigar City and Negro Leagues. The museum will celebrate Tampa's baseball heritage with permanent and visiting exhibits.
The house had to be moved from its original location at 1210 E 12th Ave to the museum dedicated lot at the corner of Ninth Avenue and 19th Street.
Other than Al Lopez, Tampa was home to many other legendary baseball players including Lou Piniella, Tony La Russa, Tino Martinez, and many others.