Historic Markers Across Florida



Jackie Robinson Ballpark



Marker ID:  
Location: 105 E. Orange Ave, Daytona Beach, FL
County: Volusia
Coordinates: N 29° 12.553    W 081° 0.961
  29.20921666    -81.01601666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Jackie Robinson Ballpark

Site of
the first racially integrated professional
baseball game in modern history

March 17, 1946


Jackie Roosevelt Robinson, a member of the International League’s Montreal Royals, integrated professional baseball by playing in a spring training exhibition game between the Royals and the Brooklyn Dodgers on March 17, 1946.

Robinson’ s appearance marked the first time an African American player in the International League since 1889, and the first time an African American played along side whites in a professional baseball game since the 1890s.

Dated this 17th day of March, 1996

Marker placed by
City of Daytona Beach

Mayor
Baron H. “Bud” Asher

City Commissioners
Christine Travis • George Burden
Tracey Remark • Yvonne Scarlet-Golden
Darrell P. Hunter • Charles W. Cherry, Sr.

City Manager
Carey F. Smith

Erected 1996 by Historic Preservation Board.


Notes:

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