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Morganfield in Union County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Baseball Great

 
 
Baseball Great Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
1. Baseball Great Marker
Inscription. Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) began his professional baseball career while a lieutenant at Camp Breckinridge, 1944. The next year Branch Rickey, Brooklyn Dodgers general manager, signed the four-sport letterman from UCLA for Montreal Royals, top Dodger farm club. In 1947, Robinson promoted to Dodgers team, breaking major league color barrier. Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
 
Erected 1985 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1762.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 41.614′ N, 87° 52.682′ W. Marker is in Morganfield, Kentucky, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Whitaker Way, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 60. Touch for map. Located at entrance gate to the Earle C. Clements Job Corps Academy. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2302 US-60, Morganfield KY 42437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Earle C. Clements (approx. 2 miles away); George Huston (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lincoln Spoke Here (approx. 2.2 miles away);
View of marker at the entrance gate. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
2. View of marker at the entrance gate.
Union County, 1811 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 2.3 miles away); Nally Spa (approx. 3 miles away); Richards Home Site (approx. 5.9 miles away); Bell Mines (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morganfield.
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable PersonsSports
 
Brooklyn Dodgers Jackie Robinson image. Click for full size.
Public Domain (LOC-©), 1954
3. Brooklyn Dodgers Jackie Robinson
Earle C. Clements Job Corps Academy sign. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
4. Earle C. Clements Job Corps Academy sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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