Tampa is a baseball town. Since the end of the Civil War, baseball has been played on Tampa’s side streets, sandlots, parks, fields, and large stadiums. The stories in this tour tell of the evolution of baseball in the city. From the loosely organized Cigar City League to high school and little league dynasties, baseball has reflected changes in the city’s social and cultural fabrics. Yet, changes in Tampa’s physical landscapes have reproduced the importance of baseball. Not only does this tour highlight stories of baseball’s past in Tampa, it also reflects on how we as a community remember baseball.
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Tour PostscriptWith special thanks to the Tampa Baseball Museum