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Pee Wee Reese on My teammate, Jackie Robinson

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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.

Pee Wee Reese

Shortstop

Born: July 23, 1918
Ekron, Kentucky
Died: August 14, 1999 (aged 81)
Louisville, Kentucky
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 23, 1940, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1958, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average .269
Hits 2,170
Home runs 126
Runs batted in 885
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Member of the National
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Inducted 1984
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