John Purdin says Hi


Eric mentioned ole John yesterday and not in a good way

Ramon Troncoso had a nice comeback effort tonight, after giving up a home run in three straight appearances. Troncoso allowed just one hit in his 1 1/3 innings, avoiding joining John Purdin (in 1969) as the only Los Angeles Dodger reliever to allow a home run in four straight outings.

which made me bring out my old Dodger baseball cards because John Purdin may have been my first one. I only bring this up because John Purdin may have been the first Dodger prospect I followed who broke my heart. First year at age 22 for Salisbury he went 14 - 3, pitched 137 innings, struck out 183 and walked only 27. Included in that season was a perfect game. For 46 years prospects have been breaking my heart, I don't expect that to change anytime soon and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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