Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hall Of Famer
—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Location. 29° 12.585′ N, 81° 1.007′ 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. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil Rights Pioneer (here, next to this marker); Wendell Smith And Billy Rowe (here, next to this marker); Mary McLeod Bethune (here, next to this marker); Jackie's First MLB Spring Training Game (here, next to this marker); Rachel Robinson (here, next to this marker); First Spring Training (a few steps from this marker); Jackie And Rachel Robinson Arrive In Daytona Beach (a few steps from this marker); Baseball Legend (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 brake 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 • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 9 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.