Reese, Pee Wee

Harold Henry Reese
Born: July 23, 1918, Ekron, Kentucky
Died: August 14, 1999, Louisville, Kentucky
Played For: 
Brooklyn Dodgers (1940-1942, 1946-1957), Los Angeles Dodgers (1958)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1984

The captain of the dominating Dodgers teams of the 1950s, scrappy Pee Wee Reese was a quiet force both on the field and in the clubhouse. An outstanding defensive player, he led the National League in putouts four times, double plays twice and fielding percentage and assists once each. For almost a decade, he and Jackie Robinson formed one of baseball's top double-play combinations. Reese led Brooklyn to seven pennants in his 16 seasons, his final year coming in Los Angeles, and never missed an inning of the seven World Series in which he participated.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that on May 21, 1952, Pee Wee Reese became the only National League player in the 20th century to safely reach base three times in one inning?
If you rush in and out of the clubhouse, you rush in and out of baseball.