He was the Atlanta Braves catcher in 1982, which would later be known as America's team because of their cable broadcast through WTBS. WTBS brought over 140 games in other markets that summer of 1982 and with the Braves being really good with a budding Super Star in Dale Murphy the moniker of America's team stuck.
This is a nice spring training shot on a cloudy day as Bruce posed for this photo. Bruce would eventually replace Murphy who came up as a catcher. .