Death of a Preacher

Longoria, Soto take home ROY honors
Monday night Hot Stove open thread

Preacher Roe, a name familiar to Brooklynites slightly older than my parents, passed away this weekend at the age of 91. Roe was one of the more colorful characters on the Dodger teams of the early 1950s and retired one year before the Bums captured their only World Series championship. In 1949, he was the winning pitcher in one of the World Series’ better pitching duels.

Longoria, Soto take home ROY honors
Monday night Hot Stove open thread
  • Troy

    RIP Preacher.

    This guy was the Dodgers premier lefty before Johnny Podres came along

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      If Ed Wade dies today, that’s gonna be really weird.

  • Ken A.

    Just heard that the A’s are going to trade Holliday to the Phillies for Carrassco (their #1 prospect) and Werth.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      Source?

  • Old Ranger

    Have to say; my memory of that game is not to good. I remember the year and Vic being pushed by the Preacher but that’s about it. I wish I had something to add but, Troy has it covered.
    I do remember the Yanks won. The Preacher was tall, slim with a funky turn on his delivery and would throw it high and tight in a heartbeat. 27/09.

    • pat

      High and tight used to be a pitchers best friend, now you get suspended and ish. Baseball nowadays is lame

  • Accent Shallow

    The Boys of Summer should be required reading for baseball fans everywhere.

    Roe once said of his repertoire “I have my change, my change off my change, and my change off my change off my change.”