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Tim received a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University of Chicago in 1983 and earned a law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 1992. Tim was inducted into the Oak Lawn Community High School (Illinois) Hall of Fame in November 2005.
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.
Under his tenure, the club made their first World Series appearance (against the Chicago White Sox) in 2005. While this was a highlight of his career, Astros owner Drayton McLane replaced Mr. Purpura on September 20, 2007 by Ed Wade former Philadelphia Phillies GM.
He is currently the Senior Director of Player Development for the Texas Rangers.
|Houston Astros General Manager
2005 to 2007