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Pee Wee Reese

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Birthday
23, 1918
Birthplace
Ekron, KY
Death Date
Aug 14, 1999 (81)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
23, 1918
Birthplace
Ekron, KY
Death Date
Aug 14, 1999 (81)

About

10-time MLB All-Star shortstop for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1940 to 1958. He helped lead the team to a World Series Championship in 1955.

Before Fame

Born Harold Reese, he got his nickname, "Pee Wee," by being a champion marbles player.

Trivia

After retiring in 1958, he became the Dodgers' manager and led the team to another World Series Championship in 1959.

Family Life

He married Dottie Walton on March 29, 1942. He had a son named Mark and a daughter named Barbara.

Associated With

He was a friend and supporter of Jackie Robinson when being African American in professional baseball was still a challenge.