Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson Memorial - Daytona Beach, FL
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N 29° 12.546 W 081° 00.982
17R E 498409 N 3231152
Quick Description: This statue of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era, is located at the main entrance to the Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/4/2008 5:47:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM43ZB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 43

Long Description:
A plaque at the statue reads as follows: "This statue was dedicated September 15, 1990, by Rachel Robinson. Formerly 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, thus marking an historic event in the struggle to achieve equality 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 sports and civil rights."
Civil Right Type: Not listed

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