Preacher Roe


"Exhibit' vending machine collectible card featuring Brooklyn Dodger Preacher Roe.

Pitcher Elwin “Preacher” Roe’s Major League Baseball career began with the St. Louis Cardinals, for whom he played one game in 1938. After spending 5 seasons in the minors, Roe returned to the big leagues in 1944, taking the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After three seasons in the Steel City, the right-hander moved to Brooklyn, where he starred for the Dodgers from 1948 -1954.

A native of Ash Flat Arkansas, Roe, known for his spitball, was a five-time All-Star with 956 career strikeouts. “Preacher” compiled an overall 127 -84 win-loss record with a 3.43 earned run average.

Date Made: 1948-1954

Associated Name: Brooklyn DodgersMaker: Exhibit Supply Company

Web Subject: SportsName Of Sport: BaseballLevel Of Sport: Professional


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1996.0213.194Accession Number: 1996.0213Catalog Number: 1996.0213.194

Object Name: postcard, baseballcard, baseballbaseball cardpostcard

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 8.89 cm


Record Id: nmah_1424462

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