Birth name: Harold
Nickname: Pee Wee, The Little Colonel, The Captain
Birth date: July 23, 1918
Birth place: Ekron, Kentucky
Death date: August 14, 1999
Death place: Louisville, Kentucky
Height: 5’ 10”
Weight: 160 lbs
Wife: Dorothy Walton
Positions: Shortstop and Third Base
Dodgers (1940-1942 and 1946-1957), Los Angeles Dodgers (1958)
Uniform Number: 1 (Retired by the Dodgers.)
Did You Know?
Pee Wee Reese was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984.
Contrary to popular belief, the nickname "Pee Wee" was
given to him during his marble playing days, not due to his small
Pee Wee was a Louisville city marbles champion at age 12.
Pee Wee spent three years in the Navy during World War II (1943-1945).
Reese finished in the top-10 in MVP balloting eight times (1946-1949, 1952, 1954-1956).
After his playing days, Reese became a broadcaster
with CBS, NBC and the Cincinnati Reds, and later worked for
Hillerich & Bradsby
(makers of Louisville Slugger baseball bats).