Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
(1921 – 1993)
A record-breaking catcher with Brooklyn Dodgers, 1948-57. He began his professional baseball career while in high school here. In Negro league, 1937-42, ’44-’45. MVP, National League, 1951, ’53, ’55. All-Star, ’49-’56. Baseball Hall of Fame, 1969.
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 0.88′ N, 75° 9.369′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of W Hunting Park Avenue (U.S. 13) and N 18th Street, on the right when traveling north on W Hunting Park Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located in front of Simon Gratz High School. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19132, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prince Hall Grand Lodge (approx. half a mile away); First Protest against Slavery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Owen Wister (approx. 1.3 miles away); Grumblethorpe (approx. 1.4 miles away); Female Medical College of Pennsylvania (approx. 1.4 miles away); Christopher Sower (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lutheran Publication Society (approx. 1.4 miles away); Christopher Saur (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
Also see . . .
1. Roy Campanella - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Roy Campanella at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • African Americans • Sports •
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