Historic Markers Across Florida



Jackie Robinson - Plays In First MLB Spring Training Game



Marker ID:  
Location: 105 E. Orange Ave, Daytona Beach, FL
County: Volusia
Coordinates: N 29° 12.582    W 081° 1.005
  29.2097    -81.01675
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Jackie Robinson
Plays In First MLB Spring Training Game
—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —


“When I got home, I felt as though I had won some kind of victory. I had a new opinion of the people in the town (Daytona Beach). I knew of course, that everyone wasn’t pulling for me to make good, but I was sure that the whole world wasn’t lined up against me. When I went to sleep the applause was still ringing in my ears.” Jack Roosevelt Robinson

Photo courtesy of the New York Times, Monday, March 18, 1946

Erected by Daytona Beach, Florida.


Notes:

Photo can be found on the HMDB.org web site.