Harold Peter “Pee Wee” Reese was a shortstop for the Dodgers in Brooklyn, and then in Los Angeles, from 1940 through the 1958 season, interrupted by 3 years in the U. S. Navy (1943 – ’46). He was notorious for befriending a, then controversial, Jackie Robinson when Jackie broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947. As a member of the Dodgers, he played in 7 different World Series and was voted to the National League All-Star team a total of 10 times. Originally signed by the Boston Red Sox, he was traded to Brooklyn in 1939 (For 4 players) and promoted to the Dodgers in time for the 1940 season. His number (#1) has been retired by the Dodgers. “Pee Wee” Reese was inducted into the baseball Hall Of Fame in 1984. After his 16-year playing career, Reese worked as a play-by-play announcer for network T.V. and radio. He died in 1999 in Louisville, Kentucky at the age of 81.