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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 get official state recognition for 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.  

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