Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson
This statue was dedicated September 15, 1990 by Rachel Robinson
Formally known as City Island Ball Park, this is the site of the first racially integrated spring training game which was played on March 17, 1946 between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Montreal Royals. Hall of Fame legend Jackie Robinson played for Montreal, the Brooklyn farm team, thus marking an historic event in the struggle to achieve equality of opportunity in modern Major League Baseball. The Daytona Beach community is proud to have hosted that legendary game and Spring training, both of which are viewed as milestones in the history of sports and civil rights.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Entertainment • Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is March 17, 1946.
Location. 29° 12.548′ N, 81° 0.968′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on East Orange Avenue, 0.1 miles west of City Island Parkway, on the left when traveling east. Marker located at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackie Robinson Ballpark (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); A Gifted Athlete (within shouting distance of this marker); Exceptional Athletic Ability (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
Regarding Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson. 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 January 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on January 28, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.