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Exceptional Athletic Ability

Jackie Robinson

 

—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —

 
Jackie Robinson Exceptional Athletic Ability Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
1. Jackie Robinson Exceptional Athletic Ability Marker
Inscription. Jackie Robinson Demonstrated Exceptional Athletic Ability, A Fierce Competive Nature And A Will To Win. It Has Been Suggested That Jackie Robinson Could Have Mastered Any Game. As A Student At UCLA, Jackie Robinson Became The First Athlete To Win Varsity Letters In Four Sports: Baseball (1940), Basketball (1940), Football (1939 & 1940), Track & Field (1940). On The Court, Jackie Robinson Was Referred To As “One Of A Kind “ Athlete, Easily Outplaying Other College Students. He Was Signed To The Los Angeles Red Devils. One Of A Number Of Area Barnstorming Teams, Prior To Being Inducted Into The Army in 1942.

1940 And 1941: UCLA Basketball Jackie Robinson Led The Southern Division Of The Pacific Coast Conference In Scoring In Both 1940 (12.4 Average In 12 League Games) And 1941 (11.1 Average In 12 League Games).

Jackie Robinson Was Inducted Into The UCLA Sports Hall Of Fame On June 10, 1984, As A Charter Member And The National Baseball Hall Of Fame In 1962.

(photo caption) Photo courtesy of the Baseball Hall Of Fame Library, Cooperstown, NY
 
Erected by Daytona Beach , Florida.
 
Location. 29° 12.569′ N, 81° 1.003′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker

Jackie Robinson Exceptional Athletic Ability(Reverse side) image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 17, 2017
2. Jackie Robinson Exceptional Athletic Ability(Reverse side)
Inscription same as front side
can be reached from E. Orange Ave. 0.1 miles from 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. Sports Memories (a few steps from this marker); Early Beginnings (a few steps from this marker); A Gifted Athlete (a few steps from this marker); Breaks Major League Baseball Color Barrier (a few steps from this marker); Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum (a few steps from this marker); Jackie And Rachel Robinson Arrive In Daytona Beach (a few steps from this marker); First Spring Training (a few steps from this marker); Rachel Robinson (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
Regarding Exceptional Athletic Ability. 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 brake the color barrier in major league baseball.
On October 22, 1998, this stadium was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsSports
 
Jackie Robinson Exceptional Athletic Ability Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
3. Jackie Robinson Exceptional Athletic Ability Marker
Jackie Robinson Exceptional Athletic Ability Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
4. Jackie Robinson Exceptional Athletic Ability Marker
Jackie Robinson Ballpark Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
5. Jackie Robinson Ballpark Entrance
Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
6. Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Museum Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 115 times since then. Last updated on September 18, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 21, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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