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“You can almost hear the dugout chatter.”

Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame
Ranked #32 of 132 things to do in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum documents the Splendid Splinter's career in baseball.
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Visitors to this museum are greeted by a lifesize statue of Ted Williams, fisherman. You want to shake his hand and ask him if he is related to the great hitter. Then you get your answer. This museum is loaded with equipment, uniforms, and trophies from the hitter Ted Williams. Each item has a concise but rich description of its significance. All this is surrounded by baseball photos, many candid shots, of Ted and his fellow hall of farmers. You can almost hear them talking about the game before them. Following the museum halls, you will see that this is more than just a Teddy Ballgame Museum, this is indeed a tribute to the greatest hitters in the history of the game. It is a captivating museum of baseball, which includes a display about the Women's Professional Baseball and another from the Negro Leagues. It is perfect spot for not only baseball affecionados but for those who are being introduced to the game. While it holds lots of items, the museum can be fully appreciated in about an hour. And since it is located inside Tropicana Field, it is a great prelude to a Tampa Bay Rays game. Admission is free, so why aren't you there yet?

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

This is the best part of going to a game at the Trop. They honor the greatest hitter who ever played baseball. (Williams played for the Red Sox but lived in the Tampa area, thus the museum here in St. Pete) The thing that I like is that they honor the great hitters of the game, no matter who they were/are. Unlike the baseball hall of fame in Cooperstown, this museum has displays to Pete Rose, Joe Jackson, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, etc. There is a section about the Rays, a tribute to great pitchers, and individual displays to some of the greatest hitters to ever play the game. Take time if you go to a Rays game to go through this museum. It is free with the price of admission to the game.

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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Most of the items that were in the Ted Williams Museum in Citrus Hills,FL were sold to individuals or donated to various sports museums. It was a sad day in baseball history,when #9's Red Sox items were dispersed all over the country. When the Ted Williams Museum in Citrus Hills, FL (near Inverness,FL) was closed, we baseball fans were on the losing side. I haven't been to the Trop's museum. i am HOPING some of the Splendid Splinter's baseball (and fishing!) memorabilia made it's way there!

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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Have not visited the Citrus Hills Museum, but have done so for the one at Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays. For any baseball lover with a Rays game ticket, don't miss this museum

4  Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

This musuem is a great find inside Tropicana Field. Every inch of space is utilized. A must see when you are at the Trop. One can spend a great deal of time there...

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