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Aerial photograph of City Island and Islanders Ball Park - Daytona Beach, Florida
City Island Ball Park, renamed Jackie Robinson Ball Park in 1990, was built circa 1915. Daytona Beach was the first city in Florida that allowed Robinson to play during spring training in 1946 when he was a member of the Montreal Royals of the International League. Both Sanford and Jacksonville, citing segregation laws, refused to let Montreal play an exhibition game against the Brooklyn Dodgers, parent club of Robinson's Royals. Daytona Beach agreed to the game, which was played on March 17, 1946. As a result of the resistance by Jacksonville, the Dodgers moved spring training to City Island Ball Park, and in 1948 built Dodgertown in Vero Beach. Jackie Robinson Ball Park was later added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on October 22, 1998.
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Aerial photograph of City Island and Islanders Ball Park - Daytona Beach, Florida. 1946 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/153612>, accessed 29 November 2023.
Aerial photograph of City Island and Islanders Ball Park - Daytona Beach, Florida. 1946 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/153612>