—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Roberto Clemente Walker Was One Of The Greatest Baseball Players Ever To Play Right Field. His Pride And Humanitarianism Won Him Universal Admiration. Despite An Unorthodox Batting Style, The Pirates’ Great Won Four Batting Crowns And Amassed 3,000 Hits. Clemente Earned National League MVP Honors In 1966, And Earned 12 Consecutive Gold Glove Awards For His Excellence in The Outfield. He Achieved His Greatest Fame In The 1971 World Series When He Batted .414.
Tragically, Clemente’s Life Ended At Age 38 – The Victim Of A Plane Crash While Flying Relief Supplies To Nicaraguan Earthquake Victims. Though He Was Adored And Respected For His Accomplishments On The Baseball Field, His Family Will Always Remember Him As A great Humanitarian.
Roberto Clemente Was Voted Into The National Baseball Hall Of Fame On August 8, 1973 – Making Him The First Inductee Of Latin American Descent. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn Honored Him By Creating The “Roberto Clemente Award”, The Highest Award In Baseball For Sportsmanship And Community Activism. Kuhn Spoke Proudly About Clemente. “He Was So Very Great A Man, As A Leader And Humanitarian. So Very Great An Inspiration To The Young And To All In Baseball, Especially To The Proud People Of His Homeland, “Puerto Rico.”
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Location. 29° 12.551′ N, 81° 0.995′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from E. Orange Ave. 0.1 miles east of S. Beach St. Touch for map. Marker located in Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 E. Orange Ave, Daytona Beach FL 32114, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Althea Gibson (here, next to this marker); Jackie Robinson (a few steps from this marker); Willie O’Ree (a few steps from this marker); Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum (a few steps from this marker); A Gifted Athlete (a few steps from this marker); Exceptional Athletic Ability (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Beginnings (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
Regarding Roberto Clemente. This Daytona Beach Ballpark is named in honor of famed Major League Baseball player Jackie Robinson. In 1946, Daytona Beach was the only city along the spring season circuit to allow Robinson to play. This event helped Robinson to eventually break the
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