"Gather around the preacher man, gather round here...put your dreams in your pocket boy"- Kansas' "The Preacher"
"I had an uncle who came back from the first World War who hadn't even seen me. He said, 'what's your name, young man?' And for some reason I said, 'Preacher'...My mother said maybe it was because I liked the preacher we had at our church so well."
Former Cardinal, Pirate, and Dodger great Elwin Charles Roe came from baseball lineage: his father (Charles) was a semi-pro baseball player, who gave up the game to pursue a calling as a country doctor. While in college, the younger Roe (at the urging of his father) would turn down offers to go pro in order to try finishing his degree. He eventually left school, being only one semester short of his degree, in order to sign and play with the St. Louis Cardinal organization.