Executive Vice President and COO, Minor League Baseball
Purpura monitors all business activities of Minor League Baseball and its subsidiary companies and is the primary liaison with Major League Baseball. Prior to joining the staff in Dec., 2007, he was General Manager of the Houston Astros for 3 years and led the team to the 2005 National League Championship.
Tim has an extensive background in Minor League Baseball, working in player development for several of his 14 years in the Astro organization, in addition to time with the California Angels and San Diego Padres. He also represented the Appalachian League (2004-7) on Minor League Baseball’s Board of Trustees.
Purpura has a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego and a Bachelor of Science degree from Chicago Loyola University.