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This Day in Dodgers History
July 18th

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1939 The Red Sox send farmhand Pee Wee Reese to the Dodgers for $35,000, Red Evans, and three minor leaguers due to a less-than-enthusiastic scouting report by player-manager Joe Cronin, who deliberately downplayed the prospect's talent to keep his infield job. The Louisville Colonels' 21-year-old regular shortstop, a future Hall of Famer, will become a crowd favorite, helping Brooklyn win seven pennants during his 16 seasons with the team.

Dodger Shortstop Pee Wee Reese
1952 Bowman Gum Card

1949 Jackie Robinson testifies in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, reading a carefully worded statement with the help of Dodger GM Branch Rickey. The Brooklyn second baseman's remarks clarify he disagrees with singer and actor Paul Robeson's belief that American Negroes would refuse to fight in any war against Russia due to racial discrimination toward blacks.

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