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Robinson made mark in Minor Leagues

MiLB.com recalls Jackie's path, legacy on centennial of his birth
January 31, 2019

This article was first published on July 31, 2019. Thursday marks 100 years since the birth of perhaps baseball's greatest hero. Jackie Robinson's lifetime of accomplishment was so remarkable that to consider a single aspect of it undermines the whole. To focus on him as a socio-political figure is to

On the Road: Making history in Daytona

Tortugas' Jackie Robinson Ballpark pays tribute to 1946 season
September 20, 2018

"There's no ballpark like this. This is where history was made." That's how historian Bill Schumann describes Jackie Robinson Ballpark, home of the Florida State League's Daytona Tortugas (Class A Advanced affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds).The facility, which has gone through extensive renovations over decades, opened in 1914 as City Island

Minors sparkled with 'new' stars in 1949

Several Negro League veterans made waves as Triple-A rookies
February 9, 2009

When it comes to the integration of Minor League Baseball, it would be very difficult to top the significance of 1946.That was the year that five black players made their debuts in the previously all-white world of the Minor Leagues. Jackie Robinson led the charge, of course, rocketing to stardom