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Pee Wee Reese
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Sex:M
Age:92
Birth Date:July 23, 1918
Astrology Sign:Leo
Chinese Sign:Horse - Yang
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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PEE WEE REESE
Pee Wee Reese

Biography:Pee Wee Reese (July 23, 1918 - August 14, 1999) was an American professional baseball player who played for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1940 to 1958. He was a ten-time All Star who contributed to seven league championships for Brooklyn.

His most prestigious contribution to the sport was early support of the first black Major League Baseball player, Jackie Robinson. He refused to sign a petition that threatened a boycott if Robinson joined the team. When Robinson joined the Dodgers in 1947 and traveled with them during their first road trip, he was heckled by fans in Cincinnati, Ohio. Reese, the captain of the team, went over to Robinson and put his arm around his shoulder in a gesture of support which silenced the crowd. The gesture was especially telling because Reese was born and raised in then-segregated Louisville, Kentucky.

Throughout that difficult first year in the major leagues, Reese helped keep Robinson's morale up amid all the abuse. Their rapport soon led shortstop Reese and second baseman Robinson to become one of the most effective defensive pairs in the sport's history.

At Reese's funeral, Joe Black, another Major League Baseball black pioneer, said:

"Pee Wee helped make my boyhood dream come true to play in the Majors, the World Series. When Pee Wee reached out to Jackie, all of us in the Negro League smiled and said it was the first time that a White guy had accepted us. When I finally got up to Brooklyn, I went to Pee Wee and said, 'Black people love you. When you touched Jackie, you touched all of us.' With Pee Wee, it was No. 1 on his uniform and No. 1 in our hearts."

In 1984, Pee Wee Reese was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Following his retirement as a player, Reese enjoyed considerable success as a play-by-play announcer on network television. He called games for CBS from 1960-1965 (with Dizzy Dean) and for NBC from 1966-1968 (with Curt Gowdy). Reese also broadcast several World Series for NBC radio.

In front of the main entrance into Louisville Slugger Field, stands a statue of Pee Wee Reese.

The friendship between Reese and Robinson is the subject of a popular 1990 children's book called Teammates (ISBN 0152842853), by Peter Golenbock.


Chinese Horoscope for Pee Wee Reese
Includes characteristics and Vices
Pee Wee Reese's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 11, 1918 - January 31, 1919
Birthday: July 23, 1918

The Horse is a Yang,
and is the Seventh sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Persuasivness
Autonomy
Popularity
Style
Dexterity
Accomplishment
Vices:
Selfishness
Unscrupulousness
Rebellion
Haste
Anxiety
Pragmatism


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Pee Wee Reese's Personality Tarot Card Death - Personality Card

Birthday: July 23, 1918

Changes: the end of the old and the birth of the new.

Pee Wee Reese's Character Tarot Card The Emperor - Character Card

Birthday: July 23, 1918

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Pee Wee Reese's Growth Tarot Card The Lovers

Birthday: July 23, 2010

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

 

 

 

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