Wednesday, March 04, 2009

This Day in Dodger Baseball

The Brooklyn Dodger captain, Pee Wee Reese, was elected by the Veterans Committee into the Hall of Fame on this day 25 years ago.
"... As important as his play on the field was to the Dodgers, his actions off the field may have meant even more. The Ekron, Ky., native helped smooth the path for baseball's integration pioneers when he openly welcomed Jackie Robinson to the Dodgers. Robinson spent his first season in 1947 as a first baseman, then switched to second base the next year -- teaming with Reese for five seasons to create one of baseball's best double-play combinations."
Click here to listen to Pee Wee's Hall of Fame Induction speech.

Here is Pee Wee Reese's official website.

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