Pee Wee Reese’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 23, 1918

Death Date

Aug 14, 1999

Age of Death

81 years

Cause of Death

Lung Cancer

Place of Death

Aug 14, 1999

Profession

Baseball Player

The baseball player Pee Wee died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

10-time MLB All-Star shortstop for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1940 to 1958. He helped lead the team to a World Series Championship in 1955.

He married Dottie Walton on March 29, 1942. He had a son named Mark and a daughter named Barbara.

Quotes

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“If I had my career to play over, one thing I’d do differently is swing more. Those 1,200 walks I got, nobody remembers them.” (Pee Wee Reese)

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“Why did they do it? Beats the hell out of me. I was just a scared kid from Kentucky, and these guys had been up in the majors for a while. I guess it was because I was just such a helluva nice kid – if you’ll accept that.” (Pee Wee Reese)

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“Brooklyn was the most wonderful city a man could play in, and the fans there were the most loyal there were.” (Pee Wee Reese)

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“Being Captain of the Dodgers meant representing an organization committed to winning and trying to keep it going. We could have won every year if the breaks had gone right.” (Pee Wee Reese)

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“If you rush in and out of the clubhouse, you rush in and out of baseball.” (Pee Wee Reese)