Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  By HAL MCCOY  |  Last updated 8/21/13
CINCINNATI Jay Bruce was asked what he knew about Frank Robinson and he said, Probably not enough. I dont think too many people know much about him except the guys who played with him.Bruce and Robinson have a couple of things in common, the first of which is that both were born in Beaumont, Tex.And then there is the numbers game is Bruce is playing this season a pursuit of something that Robinson accomplished when he roamed the outfield for the Cincinnati Reds.Only 45 players in major league history have hit at least 30 home runs, hit 45 doubles and drive in 100 runs. And Frank Robinson is the only member of the Cincinnati Reds to do it (1962, 39-51-126). With 36 games to play, Bruce is creeping ever closer to join one of baseballs legendary players and an icon in Cincinnati.Bruce has 24 homers, 33 doubles and 81 RBI a pace that would permit him to reach 30 homers, 42 doubles and 104 RBI.I know he was one bad man on a baseball field, said Bruce. Ive known, of course, that he was...
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