News Flash Home
The original item was published from 10/19/2022 4:27:34 PM to 10/19/2022 4:51:52 PM.

News Flash

Daytona Beach - City Highlights

Posted on: October 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Kelly Field to be recognized by state

Jackie Robinson

Local baseball historians, Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP and the city partnered to officially recognize the Daytona Beach site where Jackie Robinson trained before playing in the first integrated professional baseball game at what was then called City Island Ballpark. Mike Kaszuba and Jim Bard, members of the Society for American Baseball Research, interviewed residents who remember Kelly Field and Jackie Robinson. Through hours of research, they found evidence that Jackie Robinson and Black teammate Johnny Wright trained and played games on Kelly Field in Cypress Street Park, near the corner of George W. Engram Boulevard and Keech Street. Although Kelly Field no longer exists, the former site will be recognized with a permanent marker through the Florida Historical Marker Program, a part of the Florida Division of Historical Resources. The marker will be unveiled at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd. The public and locals who remember Kelly Field are encouraged to attend.  

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Daytona Beach - City Highlights

Summer fireworks on Saturday nights in Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is lit

Posted on: May 18, 2023
EC_Computer_Classes (1) (1)

Free computer classes

Posted on: June 2, 2023
EC_Gymnastics_SpringB23 (1)

Gymnastics summer camp

Posted on: May 30, 2023
FB_Pool_Hours (2)

Summer pool hours

Posted on: May 31, 2023

Youth summer camp starts June 5

Posted on: April 12, 2023
Juneteenth Daytona Activities

Juneteenth Activities

Posted on: May 18, 2023
EC_Game Night

Join us for Game Night this summer

Posted on: June 1, 2023
Annual fire hydrant maintenance

Testing of city’s hydrants underway

Posted on: April 12, 2023
WEB_Adopt-A-Drain_July 7 2021

Residents can Adopt-A-Drain

Posted on: April 7, 2023
Deadline for Biketoberfest vendors

Deadline for Biketoberfest vendors

Posted on: March 20, 2023
WEB Parks and Rec hiring (1) (1)

Join our team

Posted on: April 18, 2023
WEB_Flooding Study_Nova_March 1 2023

Nova Canal Flood Mitigation update

Posted on: March 1, 2023
Daytona Beach Hurricane Recovery

Beach access and recovery updates

Posted on: February 3, 2023
Midtown Center renamed to honor community icons

Center renamed to honor community icons

Posted on: December 21, 2022
WEB_First Step Shelter_Jan 10 2023

Contribute to the solution

Posted on: January 10, 2023
A New Design (1)

Motor oil collection sites

Posted on: September 2, 2022
FB_Stay Connected_April 6 2022

Stay engaged and connected!

Posted on: August 26, 2022