Al Lopez oral history interview
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Mormino, Gary R.
University of South Florida Libraries
This is an oral history interview with baseball player Al Lopez. Lopez, the son of a cigar maker, describes his childhood in Ybor City, particularly the games and recreational activities enjoyed by Latin youths. He began playing minor league baseball in 1925 and moved up to the major leagues in 1928. In 1948 he started his managerial career in Indianapolis and managed first the Cleveland Indians and then the Chicago White Sox until his retirement in 1969. In this interview, Lopez describes his experiences as a professional baseball player and manager and discusses many of his fellow players. Lopez died in 2005 at the age of 97.
Baseball players -- United States, Catchers (Baseball) -- United States, Baseball managers -- United States, Spanish Americans--Florida--Tampa, History -- Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.), Social life and customs -- Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)
1 sound file (47 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file
Baseball players -- United States; Catchers (Baseball) -- United States; Baseball managers -- United States; Spanish Americans--Florida--Tampa; History -- Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.); Social life and customs -- Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)
oral histories, online audio
University of South Florida
Ybor City Oral History Project
University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Lopez, Al, "Al Lopez oral history interview" (2009). Ybor City Oral History Project. 1.