Originally Posted by redsmetz
... she had a parakeet named Purkey - although now as an adult I assume it probably really was named "Perky";
We also had a parakeet named Purkey (or Perky) back in the late 1950's, early 1960's. He used to say, "Perky the turkey." Maybe he had an identity crisis.
Anyway, he was a great part of Reds' history. I remember when he was traded for Roger Craig and my dad told me they had traded a one time twenty game winner for a one time twenty game loser. It made the trade seem a lot worse.
We need Reds37 to chime in here.