—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —Jackie Robinson excelled in all sports. On May 7, 1938, while at Pasadena Junior College, he set a National Junior College record in long jump with a jump of 25 feet 6½ inches. This record was previously held by Jackie's older brother Mack, who was an Olympic Silver Medallist (runner up to Jesse Owens) in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In 1940 he also won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) division I Championship in long jump. In football, Robinson led the country in punt returns while at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), averaging 20.1 yards in 1939 and 20.1 yards in 1940. He also averaged 12.2 yards on 42 rushes in his first season. He teamed with Kenny Washington (one of the first blacks to play in the National Football League) to create an All-American backfield, a legendary collegiate pairing. Also, while at UCLA, he led the Pacific Coast Conference Southern Division in basketball scoring for two seasons. He won the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Golf Championship as well as competed in tennis.
|Placed By||Daytona Beach, Florida|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 10:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 498373 N 3231209|
|Decimal Degrees||29.20961667, -81.01673333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 12.577', W 81° 1.004'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 12' 34.62" N, 81° 1' 0.24" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 42 Orange Ave, Daytona Beach FL 32114, US|
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