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Harold "Pee Wee" Reese


1918 Born July 23 in Ekron, Kentucky
1937 Plays for New Covenant Presbyterian Church team
1938-39 Plays for Louisville Colonels of American Association
1939 Acquired by Boston Red Sox
1940 Sold to Brooklyn Dodgers
1941 Plays in first World Series
1942, 1947-54 National League All-Star
1943-45 Serves in U.S. Navy
1947 Jackie Robinson joins Brooklyn Dodges as first African American in major league baseball
1949, 1952-53, 1955-56 Plays in World Series
1954 Bats career high .309
1955 Brooklyn celebrates "Pee Wee Reese Night"
1958 Retires from baseball
1959 Coach for Los Angeles Dodgers
1984 Elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown
1984 Elected to Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball Hall of Fame
1997 Diagnosed with lung cancer
1999 Dies in Louisville

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