Pee Wee Reese (1953 – Bowman #33)

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.

Pee Wee Reese 1953 Bowman Color #33

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One response to “Pee Wee Reese (1953 – Bowman #33)

  1. Pee Wee Reese was in my opinion the equal as Phil Rizzuto, of the NYYankees. They both were excellent, and very similar in their play. He was another very special player with none better! PeterG 11/19/14

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