Sanford Municipal Athletic Field

Dublin Core

Title

Sanford Municipal Athletic Field

Alternative Title

Sanford Municipal Athletic Field

Subject

Stadiums--Florida
Ballparks
Baseball--Florida
Sanford (Fla.)
Buildings--Florida
Baseball fields--Florida
Baseball diamonds

Description

Black and white photographs of the front of Sanford Municipal Athletic Field and of the infield and bleachers . Located less than a mile from Historic Downtown Sanford, Sanford Memorial Stadium now stands next to the original site, which was built in 1926. Many Major League stars have played in the stadium including Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Tim Raines, and David Eckstein.

Sanford Stadium is the location where Jackie Robinson first took to the field in 1946 to play baseball as a member of a white Class AAA International League Team in Daytona Beach, Florida, which was partnered with the Montreal Royals. By the time Robinson took the field, however, the crowd ended up booing him off before he could play. The police chief had actually threatened to cancel the game if Robinson took the field.

Source

Original black and white photograph: Florida Historical Society, Cocoa, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1924-01-01/1952-12-31

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographs.

Is Part Of

Sanford Baseball Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

261 KB
245 KB

Medium

2 black and white photographs

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.802701, -81.25551

Temporal Coverage

1924-01-01/1952-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Florida Historical Society and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cravero, Geoffrey V.

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Lamb, Chris. Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson's First Spring Training. Lincoln, Neb: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.
"Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium." Sanford Florida. http://www.sanfordfl.gov/index.aspx?page=311.
McCarthy, Kevin. Baseball in Florida. Sarasota, Fla: Pineapple Press, 1996.
Crepeau, Richard C. Baseball, America's Diamond Mind, 1919-1941. Orlando: University Presses of Florida, 1980.

Transcript

SANFORD MUNICIPAL ATHLETIC FIELD
Ball Park

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Original Format

2 black and white photographs

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