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A short bio from the Helmar “This Great Game” card back: The Little Colonel from Louisville, Reese has been a stabilizing presence in the middle of the diamond for the Dodgers since his debut in 1940 as a 21-year old. It could have been otherwise, as the Red Sox planned to purchase the entire Louisville club just to get the shortstop, but backed off the idea, allowing Brooklyn to swoop in. Harold Reese was a marbles champion as a kid, hence his nickname, but now he plays for more important stakes, namely the pennant of the National League. Is considered the best at going back on pop flies among the game’s shortstops.


Birth Date: July 23, 1918
Birth Location: Ekron, KY
Death Date: August 14, 1999
Death Location: Louisville KY, USA
Weight: 160 lb
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 23, 1940
Final Game Date: September 26, 1958
Years Played: 16
Games Played: 2,166
At Bats: 8,058
Runs: 1,338
Hits: 2,170
Doubles: 330
Triples: 80
Home Runs: 126
RBIs: 885
Stolen Bases: 232
Base on Balls: 1
Batting Average: 0.269
Position: Short Stop

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