I don't buy this for a second. Parker was simply more skilled, and just as powerful. Keep in mind that if you put Bruce in that era, you'd have to adjust him to the environment 100% -- meaning he'd have the same training regimen as those guys did -- same workout/nutrition knowledge as held sway at that time. You got to level the playing field if you want a fair comparison.I still think if we had a 'go back' machine Bruce would be able to out perform him though. Sorry,pitchers simply weren't nearly as good then. Bruce would be able to feast on a whole slew of 90 MPH fastballs.