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Why Baseball Needs Another Jackie and Pee Wee

Published by on May 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Most people know the courageous story of Jackie Robinson. Anyone who does not should read no farther and google the life of a real American hero.

For those who do know about Jackie's life, you probably also know about Harold "Pee Wee" Reese. Pee Wee was the Dodgers captain, 10-time All Star, and winner of seven league championships while the Dodgers were still in Brooklyn.

Despite his Hall of Fame achievements, his accolades on the field will forever pale in comparison to his contribution to our fragile nation in 1947.

Pee Wee Reese was born in one of the heavily segregated portions of the country in 1918. By 1947, progress had been made but America was still strongly di...

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