Bob Purcell Throws First Pitch at Cardinals Game

Oct. 10, 2022

Bob Purcell, who along with his wife, Juanita Purcell, own Potosi, Mo.-based Purcell Tire & Rubber Co., threw the first pitch at the Oct. 7 St. Louis Cardinals game.

Purcell was joined on the field by Juanita, while family, friends and Purcell Tire employees cheered from the stands.

The opportunity was made possible by Hankook Tire North America, which has supplied Purcell Tire for more than 30 years.

Under the direction of Bob and Juanita Purcell, the dealership has grown to encompass more than 70 locations throughout 15 states and five countries.

Purcell Tire one of the 10 largest independent commercial tire dealerships in the United States and the fourth largest retreader in the U.S., according to MTD research.

The Purcells also are past recipients of MTD's Tire Dealer of the Year Award.