"Latinos and Baseball" Collecting Event
10 am - 12 pm | 2 pm - 4 pm
The public is invited to bring memorabilia, documents and photographs for review by Smithsonian curators who will be onsite to consider materials for possible donation to the national collections.
Bring materials about Latino players, coaches, managers, announcers, writers,etc.
related to baseball throughout the USA.
Great Events All Day
10 am-11 am Breakfast with Raymond (Tampa Bay Rays Official Mascot) and screenings of "Baseball from the Beginning". Pastries, coffee and soft drinks will be served.
11 am-12 pm Screening of a presentation by Yale University's Dr. Roberto González Echevarría
on the Tampa Smokers-Havana Cubans Rivalry
12 pm-1 pm Panel discussion with Orestes Destrade, Art Keeble, Dr. Gary Mormino,
Coach Frank Permuy, and Wes Singletary. Moderated by Mario Nuñez of the Tampa Native Show
1 pm-2 pm Reception, networking, book signings, autograph session with players
Book Signings: Art Keeble, Coach Pete Mulry, Ray Negron, Wes Singletary, Sam Zygner
Autographs: Orestes Destrade, Nardi Contreres, Ray Negron, and more....
Throughout the day: Scheduled tours of the Tampa Baseball Museum Site with Curator Elizabeth McCoy, including a preview of exhibits and artifacts that will be on display once the museum opens