Pasadena in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Jackie and Mack Robinson
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
Location. 34° 10.066′ N, 118° 9.19′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Pepper Street near Sunset Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Pepper Street, Pasadena CA 91103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. An Unforgettable Day (approx. one mile away); 1942 Rose Bowl (approx. one mile away); The Gamble House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pasadena Public Library (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hopkins Alley (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pacific Alley (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pasadena Central Library (approx. 1.3 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
Also see . . .
1. Jackie Robinson - Pasadena (PBS, 8.5 mins.). "Learn how the early days of Jackie Robinson's life shaped his outlook and character...." (Submitted on November 23, 2020.)
2. Jackie Robinson Plaque Could Be Made More Visible (Pasadena Now, Feb. 12, 2020). (Submitted on November 23, 2020.)
3. Jackie Robinson (Wikipedia). Jack Roosevelt Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. When the Dodgers signed Robinson, they heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880s. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962." (Submitted on November 23, 2020.)
4. Mack Robinson (athlete) (Wikipedia). "Matthew MacKenzie "Mack" Robinson (July 18, 1914 – March 12, 2000) was an American track and field athlete. He is best known for winning a silver medal in the 1936 Summer Olympics, where he broke the Olympic record in the 200 meter but still finished behind Jesse Owens (like Jesse Owens, Robinson was an African-American). He was the older brother of Baseball Hall of Fame member Jackie Robinson." (Submitted on November 23, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.