Historic Markers Across Florida



Jackie Robinson - Exceptional Athletic Ability



Marker ID:  
Location: 105 E. Orange Ave, Daytona Beach, FL
County: Volusia
Coordinates: N 29° 12.569    W 081° 1.003
  29.20948333    -81.01671666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Jackie Robinson
Exceptional Athletic Ability
—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —


Jackie Robinson Demonstrated Exceptional Athletic Ability, A Fierce Completive 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.


Notes:

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