The Story Of Flagler College’s First 50 Years Told Through The People, Places And Things That Shaped It

Each of the 50 people, places and things that we selected represent a major milestone in the development of Flagler College. Our selections include the expected and the unexpected, ordinary, everyday objects and the extraordinary people that helped us turn nouns into verbs and change lives. Together, they tell our story. But it is not the complete story. Like all milestones, they indicate how far we have come. They do not measure the thousands of stepping stones, those everyday moments, the hard work and dedication, that got us to those key celebrated moments in our rich history.

Home Run

Henry Flagler had Albert G. Spaulding of sporting goods manufacturing fame design the first baseball stadium in St. Augustine in 1890 for workers building the Hotel Ponce de Leon, as well as entertainment for hotel guests. Over 100 years later, the Flagler College Saints carry on the tradition of Flagler baseball under the lights at Drysdale Field which is part of the Flagler Field Sports Complex which opened in 2009. The baseball team has had 19 players drafted by major league teams and had its first player, Chris Barnwell, make it to the major leagues in 2006 with the Milwaukee Brewers.