Re: Bob Purkey, Reds Pitcher Dies at age 78
One moe thing about my hero.
When the Pirates traded Purkey to the Reds, the Pittsburgh press had a field day with the exchange. I may have mentioned this before, but the Charleston, WV paper reprinted a poem about him coming to the Reds as supposedly authored by a Pittsburgh sports writer:
There once was a pitcher named Purkey,
Whose major league future was murkey,
On Thanksgiving Day they'll trade him away,
For two infield vets and a turkey.
Some turkey. He won nearly 100 games for the Reds in only six seasons. We should be so lucky to have a pitcher like him today. Typical Pirate misjudgment.