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Al Lopez oral history interview

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Material Information

Title:
Al Lopez oral history interview
Series Title:
Ybor City oral history project
Physical Description:
1 sound file (47 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Lopez, Al, 1908-
Mormino, Gary Ross, 1947-
University of South Florida Libraries -- Florida Studies Center. -- Oral History Program
University of South Florida -- Tampa Library
Publisher:
University of South Florida Tampa Library
Place of Publication:
Tampa, Fla
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Baseball players -- United States   ( lcsh )
Baseball players -- Interviews   ( lcsh )
Catchers (Baseball) -- United States   ( lcsh )
Catchers (Baseball) -- Interviews   ( lcsh )
Baseball managers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Baseball managers -- Interviews   ( lcsh )
Spanish Americans -- Florida -- Tampa   ( lcsh )
History -- Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Social life and customs -- Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
Oral history   ( local )
Online audio   ( local )
Oral history.   ( local )
Online audio.   ( local )
interview   ( marcgt )

Notes

Summary:
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.
Venue:
Interview conducted April 24, 1980.
Statement of Responsibility:
interviewed by Gary Mormino.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 002233785
oclc - 656573502
usfldc doi - Y10-00085
usfldc handle - y10.85
System ID:
SFS0022552:00001


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