Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Jackie's First MLB Spring Training Game
— Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Photo courtesy of the New York Times, Monday, March 18, 1946
Erected by Daytona Beach, Florida.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Sports.
Location. 29° 12.582′ N, 81° 1.005′ 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. Mary McLeod Bethune (here, next to this marker); Rachel Robinson First Spring Training (here, next to this marker); Jackie And Rachel Robinson Arrive In Daytona Beach (here, next to this marker); Wendell Smith And Billy Rowe (here, next to this marker); Hall Of Famer (here, next to this marker); Breaks Major League Baseball Color Barrier (here, next to this marker); Civil Rights Pioneer (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
More about this marker. 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 the spring season circuit to allow Robinson to play. This event helped Robinson to eventually break the color barrier in major league baseball. On October 22, 1998, this stadium was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on September 18, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 26, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.