Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson (HM207A)

Location: Daytona Beach, FL 32114 Volusia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 12.581', W 81° 1.004'

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First Spring Training

—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —

As Billy Rowe, Chief Photographer For The Pittsburg Courier And Constant Companion During The Robinson's First Spring Training Related : "When The Royals Were Playing In (Sanford) Florida, Robinson Got A Hit, Stole Second, Went To Third On A Passed Ball And Stole Home. The Umpire Called Him Safe, But A Policeman Walked Onto The Field And Made Robinson Leave The Ballpark Because Local Law Prohibited Blacks From Playing With Whites. In Protest, Black Fans In The Stands Left The Park, Too. That Sent A Message About What Could Happen. To Me It Was The First Demonstration Of Racial Togetherness; The First Time .
I Had Seen That. It Was Something I'll Never Forget." Later That Spring Training, A Game
To Feature Jackie Robinson And Johnny Wright In DeLand Was Cancelled Citing Faulty Lighting When It Was A Game To Be Played During The Daylight Hours. A Trip To
Jacksonville Was In Vain Because The Ballpark Gates Were Locked. According To A City Official, Local Laws Would Not Allow Negroes And Whites To Play On The Same Field. The Rest Of The Scheduled Games Featuring Robinson
And Wright Were Transferred To Daytona Beach..
HM NumberHM207A
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Date Added Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 498373 N 3231217
Decimal Degrees29.20968333, -81.01673333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 12.581', W 81° 1.004'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 12' 34.86" N, 81° 1' 0.24" W
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Area Code(s)386
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105 Orange Ave, Daytona Beach FL 32114, US
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