Pee Wee Reese
A statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese that was vandalized with messages of hate earlier this month will be rededicated Monday, before the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Staten Island Yankees.
Yankees closing pitcher Mariano Rivera has condemned the defilement of a Jackie Robinson statue outside MCU Park at Coney Island.
Somebody spray-painted swastikas and racist slurs on the statue which depicts Hall of Famers Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese in a famous pose from 1947.
Dean was a brash braggart, blessed with a great right arm. He was a character among characters; some of his teammates caroused, fought with both opponents and with each other and, as a team, brought joy to countless fans.
Jackie Robinson’s intelligence, talent and class always destined him to be a star. But was it almost unnecessary for him to also become a pioneer?
Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier on this day 65 years ago.
Brooklyn Dodgers legend Duke Snider died Sunday. He was 84. “Duke was a fine man, a terrific hitter and a great friend, even though he was a Dodger,” Giants Hall of Famer Willie Mays said.