Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson (HM203I)

Location: Daytona Beach, FL 32114 Volusia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 12.588', W 81° 1.014'

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—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —

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 Robinson's 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", the first number to be retired
by every team.
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HM NumberHM203I
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Placed ByDaytona Beach, Florida
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Date Added Monday, July 24th, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 498357 N 3231230
Decimal Degrees29.20980000, -81.01690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 12.588', W 81° 1.014'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 12' 35.2800" N, 81° 1' 0.8400" W
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Area Code(s)386
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 243 S Beach St, Daytona Beach FL 32114, US
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