Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Jackie Robinson Ballpark
the first racially integrated professional
baseball game in modern history
March 17, 1946
Jackie Roosevelt Robinson, a member of the International League’s Montreal Royals, integrated professional baseball by playing in a spring training exhibition game between the Royals and the Brooklyn Dodgers on March 17, 1946.
Robinson’ s appearance marked the first time an African American played in the International League since 1889, and the first time an African American played along side whites in a professional baseball game since the 1890s.
Dated this 17th day of March, 1996
Marker placed by
City of Daytona Beach
Baron H. “Bud” Asher
Christine Travis • George Burden
Tracey Remark • Yvonne Scarlet-Golden
Darrell P. Hunter • Charles W. Cherry, Sr.
Carey F. Smith
Erected 1996 by Historic Preservation Board.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans Civil Rights • Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is March 17, 1946.
Location. 29° 12.553′ N, 81° 0.961′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from East Orange Avenue, 0.1 miles east of South Beach Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker located in Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 E Orange Ave, Daytona Beach FL 32114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson (a few steps from this marker); Jackie Robinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Althea Gibson (within shouting distance of this marker); Roberto Clemente (within shouting distance of this marker); Willie O’Ree (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); "Historic Jim Crow Section" (within shouting distance of this marker); A Gifted Athlete (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
Regarding Jackie Robinson Ballpark. This Daytona Beach Ballpark is named in honor of famed Major League Baseball player Jackie Robinson. In 1946, Daytona Beach was the only city along
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