Bruce Adams Sloan
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 9", Weight 195 lb.
- School Oklahoma City University
- Debut April 29, 1944
- Final Game October 1, 1944
- Born October 4, 1914 in McAlester, OK USA
- Died September 24, 1973 in Oklahoma City, OK USA
"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.
Although his nickname was "Fatso", at 5'9" and 195 lbs., he was apparently usually called Bruce in the press.