Historic Markers Across Florida



Jackie Robinson - A Gifted Athlete



Marker ID:  
Location: 105 E. Orange Ave, Daytona Beach, FL
County: Volusia
Coordinates: N 29° 12.561    W 081° 1.004
  29.20935    -81.01673333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Jackie Robinson
A Gifted Athlete
—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —


Jackie Robinson Excelled As An All-Round Athlete. He Demonstrated Exceptional Athletic Ability From An Early Age, Combined With A Fierce Competitive Nature And Will To Win.
Some Have Called Jackie Robinson The Greatest American Athlete, Arguing That He Was Actually Better At Track And Field, Football And Basketball Than Baseball. 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 And Field, (1940).
In 1940, He won the National Colligate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Championship In Long Jump.
May 7, 1938: Pasadena Junior College Jackie Robinson Established A National Junior College Record In Long Jump With A Jump Of 25 Feet 6 ½ Inches.
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.


Notes:

Photo can be found on the HMDB.org web site.