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Baseball Legend

Jackie Robinson

 

óJackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum ó

 
Jackie Robinson Baseball Legend image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
1. Jackie Robinson Baseball Legend
Inscription. As a gifted UCLA athlete, Jackie Robinson played in all four of the so called major sports. Ironically, he was a star in all except baseball, and yet baseball was the sport that would immortalize him. in 1945, Jackie Robinson played his rookie year in the Negro Baseball League with the Kansas City Monarchs, batting .387. In 1947, Brooklyn Dodgers president, Branch Rickey approached Jackie to determine whether he had the courage and character necessary to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Jackie Robinsonís fiercely competitive nature, his will to win and the support of his wife, Rachel Robinson, provided the foundation for his brilliant career. His legacy continues to be an inspiration to athletes and people of all colors.

1947: Rookie of the Year, later renamed the “Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year award.” He led the national league with 29 stolen bases.

1949: National League most valuable player, and hitting leader with an outstanding .342 batting average, 37 stolen bases and 124 runs.

Jackie Robinson appeared in six all-star games and six world series with the Dodgers.

1962: He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

1997: fifty years after he became the first player, Major League Baseball retired his number “42”,
Jackie Robinson Baseball Legend (Reverse Side) image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 17, 2017
2. Jackie Robinson Baseball Legend (Reverse Side)
Inscription Same As Front Side, But Includes Robinsonís Career Statics. (photo caption, top left) Jackie Robinsonís First Home Run As A Dodger 1947 Photo courtesy of BETTMAN/ CORBIS (top right) Jackie Robinson At First Base Photo courtesy of BETTMAN/ CORBIS
the first number to be retired by every team.
 
Erected by Daytona Beach, Florida.
 
Location. 29° 12.588′ N, 81° 1.014′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from East Orange Avenue 0.1 miles from South Beach Street. 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. Jackie Robinson Memorial (here, next to this marker); Civil Rights Pioneer (a few steps from this marker); Hall Of Famer (a few steps from this marker); Wendell Smith And Billy Rowe (a few steps from this marker); Jackie's First MLB Spring Training Game (a few steps from this marker); Mary McLeod Bethune (a few steps from this marker); Rachel Robinson (a few steps from this marker); First Spring Training (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
More about this marker. Marker has two photos. The one on the top right is captioned “Jackie Robinson at first base,” and the one on the bottom right reads, “Jackie Robinson slides home on a steal in the first game of a double header with
Jackie Robinson Baseball Legend image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
3. Jackie Robinson Baseball Legend
the Phillies, July, 1950.”
 
Regarding Baseball Legend. 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 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 Ballpark Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
4. Jackie Robinson Ballpark Entrance
Arial File Photo Jackie Robinson Ballpark image. Click for full size.
5. Arial File Photo Jackie Robinson Ballpark
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
The City of Daytona Beach in sincere appreciation recognizes the following major contributors for the Jackie Robinson Riverwalk and Ball Park Museum: County of Volusia Echo Grant Program; The Department of State Division of Historical Resources. Grand opening April 9, 2005.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 113 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 24, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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