Bruce Sloan

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Bruce Adams Sloan

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"Bruce (Fatso) Sloan likely will set a record of some sort for a fast climb to major league baseball. Sloan had been playing sandlot ball for eight years when Little Rock picked him up last season and he'll probably become the Giants' regular right fielder . . ." - from the Plattsburgh Press Republican, March 21, 1944

Bruce Sloan was a 29-year-old rookie with the New York Giants under manager Mel Ott in 1944. Bruce was a backup outfielder who did all right with the bat, hitting around the team averages for batting average, OBP and SLG. He was primarily a pinch hitter and right fielder.

The minor league database shows him as starting in the minors in 1943 with the Little Rock Travelers, and hitting .365. He was in the majors the next year, and then in 1945 played a few games for the Minneapolis Millers with a few more in 1946 with Little Rock again.

Bruce was born in McAlester, OK and attended Oklahoma City University. He was a well-known semi-pro player in Oklahoma in the late 1930s and early 1940s, playing for a team based in Duncan, OK. [1]

Although his nickname was "Fatso", at 5'9" and 195 lbs., he was apparently usually called Bruce in the press.

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