Tampa Bay Sports Day

Fred McGriff to Speak at Benefit for Tampa Baseball Museum

TAMPA – The Mayor’s Neighborhood University Class 5, Inc. will host the 2nd Annual Grand Slam Social “Out of the Park” on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the garden of the Ybor City Museum State Park, 1818 E. 9th Ave. in Tampa.

Guest Speaker and honoree is Tampa’s Fred “Crime Dog” McGriff. McGriff played for six MLB teams from 1986 through 2004. He won a World Series title as a first baseman in 1995. He currently works for the Atlanta Braves.

Retired coach Frank Permuy, who holds one of the best records in Tampa High School Baseball history, will serve as emcee.

Other evening highlights will be:
-National Anthem performed by Kat Lanford
-DJ Music by Tanya
-World Series Inspired food & drink
-Silent Auction
-Guided tours previewing the soon to open “Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House”

The house was relocated from its original site in Ybor City to the northeast corner of 9th Ave. and 19th St. Al Lopez’s Tampa childhood home has since undergone a transformation to become the soon to open Tampa Baseball Museum.

Lopez, was Tampa’s first Major League Baseball player, he debuted in 1928 for Brooklyn Robins and later managed the Cleveland Indians (1954) and Chicago White Sox (1959) to the American League Pennant. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.

Lopez’s childhood home will become home of the Tampa Baseball Museum, honoring and preserving the robust history of the baseball player from Tampa. Whether it is youth baseball, minor leagues, spring training, wartime leagues and more, the game of baseball has deep roots and a prideful tradition in Tampa Bay

All proceeds benefit “Educational Exhibits” for the Tampa Baseball Museum. Ticket price $35.00 -http://bit.ly/GrandSlam2018 or checks payable to MNU Class 5, Inc. 2700 N. MacDill Ave., Suite 217, Tampa, FL 33607.

For more information, visit Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House or www.tampabaseballmuseum.org.