‘Small’ Jacksonville baseball stadium is historic diamond in the rough
Renovated a few years ago, this field in Jacksonville’s historically Black Durkeeville is steeped in African American history. One of the original Negro League teams, the Jacksonville Red Caps, played on the field in 1938. Full Screen Full Screen 1 / 6 Renovated a few years ago, a baseball field in Jacksonville’s historically Black Durkeeville is steeped in African American history. See, they can’t start the game without me.”In 1953, a new era of history for Jacksonville and baseball began when the stadium became the home of the Jacksonville Braves. In 1953, Samuel Wolfson racially integrated the Jacksonville Braves by adding three Black baseball players to the roster.
Woman shot in Durkeeville neighborhood
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A woman was shot in the leg in the Durkeeville neighborhood at 1300 W. 11th St. around 6:30 p.m. Sunday night, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. The woman is in her mid 30s. She has non-life threatening injuries, and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department transferred her to an area hospital. The Sheriff's Office is encouraging those who have any information to call 904-630-0500. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.