Astros Daily: An Interview with Bob Bruce


Back in 2001, Ray Kerby of Astros Daily also did this priceless phone interview with former original Colt .45 and Astro pitcher Bob Bruce, who died a couple of days ago. Thanks to Darrell Pittman for reminding us of this gem. If you cared for Mr. Bruce and his contributions to Houston MLB history, you will also find a lot to like at the end of this link:

Rest in Peace, Bob Bruce!


Bill McCurdy

Publisher, Editor, Writer

The Pecan Park Eagle

Houston, Texas


2 Responses to “Astros Daily: An Interview with Bob Bruce”

  1. Tom Hunter Says:

    Bill: In the interview, Bob Bruce refers to “Mickey Herskowitz, the old poison penner.” I’ve never heard this before. Did Herskowitz have that kind of reputation?

    • Bill McCurdy Says:

      It was a different time with a a different social rhyme, Tom. Mickey had an acerbic wit that cut quickly into any subject. I remember the time that Mickey capped his article on the new Texas Stadium near Dallas with a sentence that went something like this: “Now Dallas has their hole-at-the-top answer to Houston up and ready to go as sort of a ‘half-astrodome’ structure.”

      In the world prior to shock jocks, few athletes wanted to be find themselves on the Dallas end of that sort of sharp-biting and witty comment.

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