Interview with Harold "PeeWee" Reese, April 19, 1977

Project: A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews

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Interview Summary

Reese discusses the implementation of the pension fund for MLB players. He talks about Jackie Robinson and the desegregation of baseball. Reese talks about Chandler's role in both of these developments. Reese talks about various challenges Chandler faced during his term as commissioner including players joining the Mexican league, high school recruitment, and some suspensions. He discusses the end of Chandler's term as commissioner.

Interview Accession

1980oh089_cpr021

Interviewee Name

Harold "PeeWee" Reese

Interviewer Name

Charles P. Roland

Interview Date

1977-04-19

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Reese, Harold Interview by Charles P. Roland. 19 Apr. 1977. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Reese, H. (1977, April 19). Interview by C. P. Roland. A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Reese, Harold, interview by Charles P. Roland. April 19, 1977, A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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