Friday, July 31, 2015

Hall of Fame Signed Baseball - Pee Wee Reese

I have added several Hall of Fame signed baseballs to my collection through the first day at The National.  Like I said in last night's post, I went well above what I had budgeted for the day, but I knocked out so much of what I had set out to get, it makes the next few days more of an opportunity to just pick up random things.

This is my 111th Hall of Fame signed baseball.  Reese (b. 1918 - d. 1999) played in the majors from 1940 to 1942 and 1946 to 1958 (interrupted by World War II) for the Dodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles.

The unassuming captain and heart and soul of the Brooklyn teams of that era, Reese played in seven World Series (1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955 and 1956), winning one (1955).  He retired after the Dodgers first season in LA with 2,170 hits, 126 home runs and a .269 batting average.  Reese was an All Star in 10 seasons and finished as high as 5th in the NL MVP voting (1949).

Reese was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1984 by the Veterans Committee.

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