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Tim Purpura was the Houston Astros assistant farm director in 1994 and the Director of Major and Minor League Player Relations in 1995-1996. He was the assistant GM/Director of Player Development from 1997 to 2004 and was named General Manager of the Astros in November 2004, replacing Gerry Hunsicker. He led the club to their first World Series appearance (against the Chicago White Sox) in 2005. Ironically, Purpura grew up on the South Side of Chicago as a Sox fan. He held the job until the end of the 2007 season, when he was replaced by Ed Wade.

Purpura later served as Chief Operating Officer for Minor League Baseball, then in December of 2011 was named farm director for the Texas Rangers.


Preceded by
Gerry Hunsicker
Houston Astros General Manager
2004-2007
Succeeded by
Ed Wade

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