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Remembering Al Lopez, Tampa’s Latin Jackie Robinson

July 12, 2013 by · 3 Comments 

Recently the family home of Al Lopez was uprooted and moved a short distance. In about a year it will open as the Tampa Baseball Hall of Fame. It is obviously appropriate the baseball history of Tampa would be housed in the Lopez home, and in Ybor City, a neighborhood just east of downtown Tampa, […]

It All Started With Al Lopez

June 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Recently the modest Ybor City ancestral home of Alfonso Ramon Lopez – Al Lopez as he was known as player and manager – was up-rooted and moved about a mile, where it will become the Tampa Baseball Hall of Fame. It is richly appropriate that the baseball history of Tampa be housed in the Lopez […]