Comments on: The Market for McCutchen is Set Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 01:32:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: cocktailsfor2 Sun, 15 Jul 2012 11:48:00 +0000 Gives a whole new meaning to “Battlin’ Bucs,” eh?
Also, re: Purkey
Here’s a little writeup about his passing:
“In his career, Purkey dominated Roberto Clemente. The Pirate star was a mere 17-87 (.195) against Purkey.”

And another, for those so inclined:
“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.

By: John Lease Sun, 15 Jul 2012 11:41:00 +0000 I’d forgotten about Borbon biting. That was a big deal at the time!