Monument to Jackie Robinson (42)

Outside the Jackie Robinson Athletics & Recreation Complex, UCLA. Made possible through the generosity of The Wasserman Foundation.

 

"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." Jackie Robinson. From 19393-1941, Jackie Robinson made his mark at UCLA as a four-sport star for the Bruins: in football, a peerless running back; in basketball, the leading scorer; in track, a national champion; and in baseball, a highly-regarded shortstop. He forever changed the world on April 15, 1947, shattering the color barrier in Major League Baseball while wearing the number 42. In 2014, to mark the 75th anniversary of Robinson's arrival in Westwood, UCLA named its athletic and recreation complex in his honor while also announcing that no Bruin, in any sport, will wear the number 42 ever again. This monument ensures that Jackie Robinson's legacy will be carried forward by Bruins for generations to come.


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