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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

1955 Topps #118 - Bob Purkey

Bob Purkey (b. 1929 - b. 2008) played in the majors from 1954 to 1966 for the Pirates, Reds and Cardinals. He was an All Star in 1958, 1961 and 1962. His best season came in 1962 when he went 23-5 with a 2.81 ERA. That year he finished third in Cy Young voting and 8th in MVP voting. He retired with a record of 129-115, 793 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.79.


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