Preacher Roe (1954 – Topps #14)

Edwin Charles “Preacher” Roe was a left-handed pitcher who pitched in the Major Leagues for 3 different teams.  Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1938, he played 1 game for St. Louis before spending 5 years in the Cardinals’ minor league system.  He was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates (1944 – ’47) and then to the Brooklyn Dodgers (1948 – ’54).  With the Dodgers, he was a 4-time All-Star and pitched the team to a 1-0 victory (the only game they won) over the New York Yankees in game 2 of the 1949 World Series.  Preacher retired in 1954 with a Major League record of 127 wins and 84 losses. He died in 2000 at the age of 92.

Preacher Roe 1954 Topps #14

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One response to “Preacher Roe (1954 – Topps #14)

  1. Jimmy. I heard the name before, I think, but that’s all I know about him. Sorry. PG

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