Jimmie Reese

Birthdate10/1/1901
Death Date7/13/1994
Debut Year1930
Year of Induction
Teams Angels, Braves, Cardinals, Yankees
Positions Coach, Scout, Second Base

Jimmie Reese’ #50 was retired by the Angels in 1995, he was inducted into the PCL Hall 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
Babe Ruth had two incredible seasons when Resse was his roomate

Babe Ruth had two incredible seasons when Resse was his roomate

Jimmie Reese was Babe Ruth’s road roomate for each of his two years with the Yankees. In those two season of 1930 and ’31, Ruth hit 95 homers and drove in 315 runs. The Colossus of Clout hit .366 with a .494 on-base percentage and a .716 slugging percentage. His OPS+ was 214. Shown here

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