—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —January 18, 1958, a strong, diligent athlete by the name of Willie O'Ree broke the color barrier in the National Hockey League. Playing with the Boston Bruins in Montreal, against the Canadians. Often referred to as the "Jackie Robinson of hockey", Willie O'Ree acknowledges that he did not experience the same degree of challenge that Jackie Robinson had experienced. Although accepted by his teammates, Willie O'Ree was still confronted with racist and derogatory comments from fans and players. Known for his speed and agility on the ice, O'Ree played his entire 20 year career with one eye, a result of a puck injury to his right eye.
|Placed By||Daytona Beach, Florida|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 10:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 498381 N 3231172|
|Decimal Degrees||29.20928333, -81.01665000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 12.557', W 81° 0.999'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 12' 33.42" N, 81° 0' 59.94" 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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