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, this marking an historic event in the struggle to achieve equability 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 sport and civil rights.
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. Touch for map. Marker located at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 E Orange Ave, Daytona Beach FL 32114, United States of America.
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 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.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Entertainment • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.