With Joe Torre recently visiting his Kentucky racehorse, HomeboyKris (via Vin Scully is My Homeboy), this eBay item couldn't be more timely. Below is a 1957 horse racing magazine called Horse Sense that features a smiling Pee Wee Reese. No doubt having been chosen to share the cover with Liz Taylor had something to do with that.
What is interesting about this magazine is the headline that seems to suggest that our boys in Blue liked to play the horses. "Will the Brooklyn Dodgers Blow the Pennant on the... Races?" Could this have brought the ire of the Major League Baseball police? After all, the implication of gambling and Baseball makes them sweat.
The lower headline, though, made me scratch my head. "Dodger Players Seems to Prefer Racing to Baseball." Are you kidding? That's a bunch of horse%@#*!