On This Date 5/13/1947

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In a seminal moment of the 1947 season, Pee Wee Reese embraces his Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Jackie Robinson before a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field. Reese, a native of Kentucky, had friends and family on hand and wanted to send a message to fans who were hurling racial epithets at Robinson. It was a symbol that Jackie was being accepted by his team.

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