Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, Jackie Robinson, Daytona Beach, SegregationRobinsonRobinson, MLB, International League, Daytona Beach, Racism
Baseball; Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972; African American baseball players; Racism; Daytona Beach (Fla.); Segregation
On March 17,1946 the Montreal Royals played the Brooklyn Dodgers in a spring training game in Daytona Beach and Jackie Roosevelt Robinson wore the uniform of the Royals. History was made that day as Jackie Robinson broke the color line in organized baseball. Although overshadowed by Robinson's first game as a Brooklyn Dodger a little over a year later, this game in Daytona was an important step on the road to the desegregation of both baseball and America.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Jackie Robinson's First Spring in Daytona" (1996). On Sport and Society. 471.