Today is Pee Wee Reese birthday. I have added the pictures of the statute that portrays one of the greatest moments in baseball history.
The Brooklyn Dodgers were playing the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field at a time when Southerners were saying racial slurs to Jackie and Pee Wee had his family from Louisville drive up to see the game. It was not in the best interest for Pee Wee Reese to put his arm around Jackie’s shoulder and yet he did.
Pee Wee was the first player to publicly show his support to Jackie Robinson. He will be forever remember for that simple gesture.
The statue sits on Coney Island in New York. I recommend any Dodgers fan who is in New York or planning on taking a trip to NY to make it a priority to take a picture of this historical statute.
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