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10 historic ballparks where you can still catch a game

By: Josh Lew on April 5, 2014, 10:03 a.m.
Jackie Robinsin Ballpark

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Jackie Robinson Ballpark

Named for the famous African-American all-star who was the first to break baseball's color barrier, this Daytona Beach stadium saw its first pitch in 1914, when it was known as City Island Ballpark.  A grandstand was added in the early 1960s.  The stadium's namesake took the field here early in his minor league career, even though Florida had strict segregation laws and the state's other baseball fields didn't allow Robinson to play at that time.  Currently, both the Daytona Cubs and the Bethune Cookman University college team play their home games at this 4,000-seat venue, which is affectionately nicknamed “the Jack.”  Renovations have taken place over the years, mainly because of damage from hurricanes.  However, history has always been kept in mind during these repairs.