Jackie Robinson was born January 31 1919 in Caivo, Georgia. Attending the University of California, he was their standout baseball player. Baseball was segregated, and Robinson signed to the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro League. He was an important figure in baseball and played his first professional game with the Montreal Royals.
Found in Daytona Beach Florida is a ballpark dedicated to
Robinson. It was originally called the Daytona City Island Ballpark, and the
home of the Daytona Clubs and Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. The ballpark was opened
on June 4, 1914.
Robinson Ballpark was the new name in 1990. Having a rich history in baseball,
it was the first ballpark to host the first integrated game. It’s named after
Robinson because Daytona Beach was the first city in Florida to allow him to
play. He was the reason why full integrated games were allowed here.
ballpark has remained the same since it was first constructed, except for
upkeep. One change is the wooden bleachers constructed in 1910 was replaced in
1920. Robinson died on October 24, 1972. There is also a statue in his