With an emphasis on Hillsborough County baseball history, the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House will consider acceptance of artifacts for possible inclusion in the exhibit space. Currently, we are in need of mitts, gloves, hats, and jerseys from local MLB alumni.
Two-dimensional examples: photographs, baseball cards, game tickets, game programs, game rosters, print advertisments, newspaper clippings and magazine articles. These items can be donated or scanned and returned.
Three-dimensional examples (for permanent donation): batting helmets, gloves, jerseys, hats, catcher’s equipment, pennants, signed balls and bats, books and trophies.
Major, Minor and Negro League teams (Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Yankees, Tampa Smokers, Tampa Tarpons, Tampa Giants, Tampa Rockets)
Local Leagues (Inter-Social Leagues, Cigar City League, American Legion, Municipal League)
Local Fields (Plant Field, Al Lopez Field, Legends Field, Tropicana Field, Cuscaden Park, MacFarlane Park)
Hillborough County residents who played, coached and/or managed in the Major Leagues (Al Lopez, Lou Piniella, Tony LaRussa, Wade Boggs, Fred McGriff, Tino Martinez, Dwight Gooden, Luis Gonzalez, Dave Magadan, Gary Sheffield are of particular interest).
Players from Tampa who played on early league teams (Inter-Social Leagues, factory leagues, etc.)
Youth baseball (Tampa Little Leagues, local high schools and area colleges).