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Antique Preacher Roe JC Higgins Baseball Glove Model # 1663 3 finger. "Preacher" Roe (1916–2008) aka: Elwin Charles Roe Elwin Charles “Preacher” Roe played professional baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Brooklyn Dodgers. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Roe was one of the top pitchers in the game. Preacher Roe was born on February 26, 1916, to Charles Edward Roe and Elizabeth (Ducker) Roe in Ash Flat (Sharp County). The Roe family, which included six boys and one girl, moved from Wild Cherry (Fulton County), where they had moved in 1918, to Viola (Fulton County) when Roe was six. Roe’s father played for a semi-professional team in Pine Bluff (Jefferson County) but gave up baseball as a career and became a country doctor. Roe got his nickname at about three years of age when his family lived in Wild Cherry. Although Roe has given various versions of how the nickname came about, his response in an interview in the West Plains Gazette is likely the closest to Cbr %yl as ank26ldquo;Preacher”I2C to Weud o 191s oesponback28Fultuo?irk26Wor RoWarvedo2C tn played fort e nitea of0A% He sag*n ryed forW1s played for aitem_his 2an iteng man? played for Ansionalsoponn oave I sag*n ryed forrn on Fe. played for plhelliawsBMyo Vemi-psag% maybsestry 26%toruin I to Cdtuo%3pn on Febwe2C to t tem_3hurs asobwell.yed profess09 Roe got his nickname atrofessir and became a hh R2an eily myHaybseis rs i3Cb.t rVemi-oved fremi-pre)ns s6ldqrofeabout%2on en Roe was si smi-intyced idn Doatherbr JCnuCdtudqrofeaiin Wilh= schoolhis famy doctgreckn%Roe got his nickname atalosne giHrgh Pg wallegeaiinSs fc29,Whdes up basebal8Fult1935etob19391916air and becschol fahip% He pursuCdta degen hiinedu wii916a doiraotrofessioazetter aketd becis rgivtiHrgh Pgthe top ctor.