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    Bruce Historical Comparison?

    Jay Bruce is now 10 for his first 17 with 4 walks and 7 runs scored. OBP of .667

    Does anyone have a way to do a historical analysis to see how this ranks with the all-time best ML debuts? Has anyone in the history of the game ever had a hotter start? This is absolutely amazing to me.

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    Willey Mays Hayes?

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    The 1977 Minor League Player of the Year Ted Cox came up with the Red Sox and went six for six to start his career. Cox ended up a short career with a career average in the .240's, but he was package the following winter with (former Red) Bo Diaz for future Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley.
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    Dion Sanders?
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    Re: Bruce Historical Comparison?

    Pujols first 92 AB's

    .370/.431/.739

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    Bruce has been on base three or more times in four of five games and at least once in all five games.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Jay Bruce walk off homerun! Bruce was on base four more times today and has been on base four+ times three times in five games. What an amazing start to his career!
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Bruce Historical Comparison?

    This just in:

    Jay Bruce has had a good first week.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Can a guy make the allstar team after a month?

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    Bill Brasky?
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    Don Zimmer told the Sox brass that Cox had a slow bat......so they shined him up...as they like to say around here and made him attractive to another team....like a bad Indians FO who figured this guy's numbers would appeal to the masses.

    I guess this was a case of a baseball man's eyes...overriding what the stats actually said.

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    what is his ops now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    what is his ops now?
    .579/.680/.895 - 1.575 OPS.

    Been on base 17 of 25 plate appearances (11 hits, 5 walks, 1 HBP).
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    C'mon you guys no bettter than this.......you don't compare Jay Bruce to historical figures, you compare historical figures to Jay Bruce.

    If he keeps this up the comparison will be with a certain Jewish carpenter from Nazareth a few years back.


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