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Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Spring Training

Jackie Robinson

 

—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —

 
Jackie Robinson First Spring Training image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
1. Jackie Robinson First Spring Training
“Here was a player who had without a doubt suffered more abuse and more taunts and more hatred than any player in the history of the game. And he had made a special effort to compliment and encourage a young white kid from Oklahoma.” Jackie Robinson At Bat, Sanford, Florida, March 1946 (Photo courtesy of CORBIS)
Inscription. As Billy Rowe, Chief Photographer For The Pittsburg Courier And Constant Companion During The Robinson’s First Spring Training Related : “When The Royals Were Playing In (Sanford) Florida, Robinson Got A Hit, Stole Second, Went To Third On A Passed Ball And Stole Home. The Umpire Called Him Safe, But A Policeman Walked Onto The Field And Made Robinson Leave The Ballpark Because Local Law Prohibited Blacks From Playing With Whites. In Protest, Black Fans In The Stands Left The Park, Too. That Sent A Message About What Could Happen. To Me It Was The First Demonstration Of Racial Togetherness; The First Time .

I Had Seen That. It Was Something I'll Never Forget.” Later That Spring Training, A Game

To Feature Jackie Robinson And Johnny Wright In DeLand Was Cancelled Citing Faulty Lighting When It Was A Game To Be Played During The Daylight Hours. A Trip To Jacksonville Was In Vain Because The Ballpark Gates Were Locked. According To A City Official, Local Laws Would Not Allow Negroes And Whites To Play On The Same Field. The Rest Of The Scheduled Games Featuring Robinson And Wright Were Transferred To Daytona Beach..
 
Location. 29° 12.581′ N, 81° 1.004′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached

Jackie Robinson First Spring Training image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
2. Jackie Robinson First Spring Training
from E. Orange Ave. 0.1 miles east of S. Beach St. Touch for map. Marker located in Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Museum. 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. Rachel Robinson (here, next to this marker); Jackie's First MLB Spring Training Game (here, next to this marker); Mary McLeod Bethune (here, next to this marker); Jackie And Rachel Robinson Arrive In Daytona Beach (here, next to this marker); Breaks Major League Baseball Color Barrier (here, next to this marker); Sports Memories (here, next to this marker); Early Beginnings (here, next to this marker); Wendell Smith And Billy Rowe (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
Regarding First Spring Training. 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 AmericansCivil RightsSports
 
Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
3. Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Museum Marker
Jackie Robinson Ballpark Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
4. Jackie Robinson Ballpark Entrance
Radiology Associates Field At Jackie Robinson Ballpark image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
5. Radiology Associates Field At Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Ariel File Photo Jackie Robinson Ballpark image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross
6. Ariel File Photo Jackie Robinson Ballpark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Last updated on September 18, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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