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Bill Joyce (baseball)

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Bill Joyce
Third baseman
Born: (1865-09-21)September 21, 1865
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: May 8, 1941(1941-05-08) (aged 75)
St. Louis, Missouri
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1890 for the Brooklyn Ward's Wonders
Last MLB appearance
October 12, 1898 for the New York Giants
Career statistics
Batting average .294
Home runs 70
Runs batted in 607

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As Manager

Career highlights and awards
  • American Association pennant: 1891
  • National League home run champion: 1896
  • 7th-best on-base percentage in Major League history (.435)
  • 5 seasons with a .300+ batting average
  • 5 seasons with 100+ runs scored
  • Managerial record: 179-122
  • William Michael Joyce (September 21, 1865 – May 8, 1941) was a professional baseball player. He was a third baseman over parts of 8 seasons with the Brooklyn Ward's Wonders (of the Players' League), Boston Reds (of the American Association), Brooklyn Grooms, Washington Senators, and New York Giants. For the Giants, he was also the manager for duration of his time with them. He tied for the National League lead in home runs in 1896 (with Ed Delahanty) while playing for Washington and New York, and finished second three other times. He holds the record with 4 triples in one game which he accomplished in 1897. In 1891 he reached base in 64 consecutive games, a major league record not bettered until 1941. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and died in St. Louis at the age of 75. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery.

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