Historic Markers Across Florida



Jackie Robinson - Hall Of Famer



Marker ID:  
Location: 105 E. Orange Ave, Daytona Beach, FL
County: Volusia
Coordinates: N 29° 12.585    W 081° 1.007
  29.20975    -81.01678333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Jackie Robinson
Hall Of Famer
—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —


Jackie Robinson started his major league rookie season at the age of 28 and played 10 seasons from 1947 to 1956. He played in six World Series and is credited with winning the 1955 World Series for the Dodgers. Robinson was named the sport's first Rookie of the Year in 1947 and the award was later renamed the “Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award." He won the National League's batting title and was league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1949. In his career he played 1,382 games, went to bat 4,877 times, had 947 runs, and 1,518 hits with a batting average of .311. He also stole home 24 times. Jackie Robinson was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962 in his first year of eligibility. The most controversial play at home of all time was Jackie Robinson’s sliding
Under Yogi Berra's glove in the 1955 World Series win. Yogi Berra still claims he was "OUT!” Jackie Robinson is the only player in the history of Major League Baseball whose number “42" was retired by every single team - an unparalleled honor.

(photo caption)
“Well, I finally made it, but I never want another trip like this one.”
Jackie and Rachel Robinson and local cab driver, Daytona Beach, 1946
Photo courtesy of Charles Feeney

Erected by Daytona Beach, Florida.


Notes:

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