Jimmie Reese

Birthdate 10/1/1901
Death Date 7/13/1994
Debut Year 1930
Year of Induction
Teams Angels, Braves, Cardinals, Yankees
Positions Coach, Scout, Second Base

Jimmie Reese’s #50 was retired by the Angels in 1995, he was inducted into the PCL of Fame in 2003. Nolan Ryan’s son Reese is named after him.

 

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Jimmie Reese was Babe Ruth's roommate on the road. Here he praises the Bambino

Jimmie Reese was Babe Ruth's roommate on the road. Here he praises the Bambino

Regularly called, “the nicest man in baseball”, Jimmie Reese spent a lifetime in baseball. He first played professionally in 1920 for the Pacific Coast League Los Angeles Angels. Though he’d play three season in the Major Leagues, two with the Yankees, and one with the Cardinals, i

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