Hall of Fame Shortstop Pee Wee Reese was from the Louisville, Kentucky and never knew a black person until Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. Pee Wee remembers that day and his teammate fondly.
Jackie Robinson Day is a traditional event which occurs annually in Major League Baseball, commemorating and honoring the day Jackie Robinson made his major league debut. April 15 was Opening Day in 1947, Robinson’s first season in the Major Leagues. Initiated for the first time on April 15, 2004, Jackie Robinson Day is celebrated each year on that day.
|Born: July 23, 1918
|Died: August 14, 1999 (aged 81)
|April 23, 1940, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 26, 1958, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Runs batted in||885|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Member of the National|
|Baseball Hall of Fame|
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