Purdin was signed by the Tigers out of high school in Lynx, Ohio but before playing professionally went into the US Army (drafted or enlisted?) where he posted a 24-2 record while pitching in Germany. Upon his return, he was scouted and signed by the Dodgers scout Cliff Alexander. Sporting News did a feature on him TSN, 6/17/67, P.31.
(Thank you Brad Sullivan).
On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 7:13 PM, Tim Copeland <timcopeland@...>
John Nolan Purdin, who pitched parts of four seasons for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1960s, died March 28, 2010 in Veterans Administration Hospital in Charleston SC.
MLB record at Baseball-reference.com: