July 24, 2018, by Bill Plashke
It was the middle of the 1959 baseball season, the Dodgers’ second year in Los Angeles, and they were in a rut.
They had just dropped three out of four games to fall into third place. They were struggling to overcome a lousy debut season. Pressure was building to make a mark in their new city.
They felt like they were pushing a boulder, until Pee Wee Reese changed their fortunes with a pebble.
The franchise has benefited from plenty of magic in the 60 years since, but it may have started that summer when Reese walked up to rookie outfielder Ron Fairly in St. Louis and handed him a small stone.