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We remember Pee Wee Reese (1918-1999)

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Harold Henry Reese was born on this day in Kentucky.   We know him as Pee Wee Reese, the great shortstop of the Brooklyn Dodgers who won 7 NL pennants.   

Pee Wee Reese hit .269 with 2,170 career hits & 1,338 runs scored.   He missed 3 full seasons to military service.

Reese’s greatest contribution was his leadership in bringing Jackie Robinson along as the first black player in major league baseball.    In 1947, Pee Wee embraced Jackie in front of Cincinatti fans who were yelling obscenities at him.    It showed everyone that Pee Wee was also a great player and a man of character.

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Written by scantojr

July 23, 2016 at 9:49 am

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