Harold Peter Henry "Pee Wee" Reese (July 23, 1918 – August 14, 1999) was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a shortstop for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1940 to 1958. A ten-time All Star, Reese contributed to seven National League championships for the Dodgers and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. Reese is also famous for his support of his teammate Jackie Robinson, the first modern African American player in the major leagues, especially in Robinson's difficult first years.
Reese was married to Dorothy "Dottie" Walton on March 29, 1942. They had two children. Dottie died on March 7, 2012.
Reese died of cancer and is buried at the Resthaven Memorial Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA. Plot: Section 11, Lot 1152
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJ1-13ZW : 13 December 2015), Harold Henry Reese, 1999; Burial, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States of America, Resthaven Memorial Cemetery; citing record ID 6152, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
"United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK4Q-TS8T : 16 September 2015), Harold Henry Or Pee Wee Reese, Columbia, South Carolina, United States, 15 Aug 1999; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing State, The, born-digital text.
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