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Harold “Pee Wee” Reese

Pee Wee Reese’s Childhood Medals

Harold “Pee Wee” Reese was the Hall of Fame shortstop and captain of the storied Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s and 1950s. He gained his nickname, Pee Wee, because of his youthful prowess at marbles. He was good at many other sports as a child (1930-37), growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, as is evidenced by this array of medals that he won in baseball, basketball, tennis, track, volleyball, roller skating, handicrafts and horseshoes.

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