Bill Joyce
Bill Joyce in 1894
Third baseman / Manager
Born: (1867-09-22)September 22, 1867
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: May 8, 1941(1941-05-08) (aged 73)
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
MLB statistics
Batting average.293
Home runs70
Runs batted in609
As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards

William Michael Joyce (September 22, 1867 – May 8, 1941[1]) was an American professional baseball player and manager. He was a third baseman over parts of eight 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. He also served as manager during his tenure with the Giants.

Joyce 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 four triples in one game, which he accomplished in 1897 (tying George Strief's 1885 record).[2] In 1891, he reached base in 64 consecutive games, a major league record not bettered until 1941.

In 906 games over eight seasons, Joyce posted a .293 batting average (971-for-3310) with 822 runs, 153 doubles, 106 triples, 70 home runs, 609 RBI, 266 stolen bases, 721 bases on balls, .435 on-base percentage and .467 slugging percentage.

Joyce was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1867, and died in St. Louis at the age of 75. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery.

See also


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  2. ^ "Triples Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
Achievements Preceded byHerman Long Hitting for the cycleMay 30, 1896 Succeeded byHarry Davis