Bill Joyce (baseball)

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Bill Joyce
William Joyce baseball player.jpg
Bill Joyce in 1894
Third baseman / Manager
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
MLB statistics
Batting average.294
Home runs70
Runs batted in607
As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards

William Michael Joyce (September 21, 1865 – May 8, 1941) 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).[1] In 1891, he reached base in 64 consecutive games, a major league record not bettered until 1941.

Joyce was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1865, and died in St. Louis at the age of 75. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Triples Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved October 18, 2017.

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Preceded by
Herman Long
Hitting for the cycle
May 30, 1896
Succeeded by
Harry Davis