Comments on: The Market for McCutchen is Set http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-market-for-mccutchen-is-set.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:23:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: cocktailsfor2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-market-for-mccutchen-is-set.html#comment-17529 Sun, 15 Jul 2012 11:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4983#comment-17529 Gives a whole new meaning to “Battlin’ Bucs,” eh?
Also, re: Purkey
Here’s a little writeup about his passing: http://www.piratesprospects.com/2008/03/rip-bob-purkey.html
“In his career, Purkey dominated Roberto Clemente. The Pirate star was a mere 17-87 (.195) against Purkey.”

And another, for those so inclined: http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/6a80b465
“For years afterward Pittsburgh general manager Joe L. Brown regretted the deal [trading Purkey to Cincinnati] as ‘the worst trade I ever made.’ ”

In a book I read about Roberto long, long ago (I believe it was “Roberto Clemente: Batting King” by Arnold Hano), there’s even a chapter titled “Purkey was the worst” – or something close to that.

And I have prattled on far too long here.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-market-for-mccutchen-is-set.html#comment-17528 Sun, 15 Jul 2012 11:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4983#comment-17528 I’d forgotten about Borbon biting. That was a big deal at the time!

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