Milestones: Nov. 9, 1981

DIED. Harold Patrick ("Pete") Reiser, 62, former mesmerizing Brooklyn Dodger whose bid for superstardom was dashed by repeated injuries, most of which occurred when he crashed into outfield walls while chasing flyballs; of a respiratory illness; in Palm Springs, Calif. In 1941, his first full season, Reiser at 22 led the National League in batting (.343), slugging (.558), runs scored (117), total bases (299) and triples (17). The next year, "Pistol Pete" was smoking along at a .380 clip when he crashed into a centerfield wall while running after a line drive. He...

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