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Latinos and Baseball: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues

Presented by Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House and Ybor City Museum Society at 1930 Grande Room, Tampa FL

Feb 18 2017
Latinos and Baseball: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues

A celebration of baseball history and collecting event with the Smithsonian

Join the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House for “Latinos and Baseball,” a nationwide artifact collecting initiative in partnership with the National Museum of American History. The public is invited to bring any objects, photographs or other documents, and two Smithsonian curators will be present to review possible donations to the national collections. All items related to Latino players, teams, leagues, coaches, umpires, sports writers, announcers, etc. will be considered for inclusion. These items can be from anywhere in the country although we hope to have a good representation from Tampa Bay.

The event is free and open to the public. Activities throughout the day include screenings of baseball videos, a panel discussion with Orestes Destrade, Art Keeble, Coach Frank Permuy, Dr. Gary Mormino, and Wes Singletary, autograph session with players including Nardi Contreras and Ray Negron, and book signings. Tampa Baseball Museum Curator Elizabeth McCoy will give tours of the rehabilitated home of Al Lopez as well as a preview of exhibits and artifacts that will be on display once the museum opens.

Refreshments will be served through the day. Advance registrations are greatly appreciated.


The event is free and open to the public. Registrations are appreciated and can be made here.

Contact: 813.247.1434


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1930 Grande Room

1930 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605


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