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 William Joyce

William Joyce

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 8 May 1941 (aged 73)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 4/5, Lot 6374
Memorial ID 20380 · View Source
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Professional Baseball Player. While playing for the Brooklyn Wonders, Boston Reds and Brooklyn Bridegrooms in the early 1890s, he intimidated opponents with his ready fists and his potent blue-tipped bat. He hit a career-high .355, the first of four consecutive .300 seasons. He was the Giants manager from 1896-1898. He tied with Ed Delahanty for the Home Run crown in 1896 with both hitting 13. He was also partly responsible for the term "Texas Leaguer," a shallow pop fly that falls for a hit when he and fellow Texas League alumnus Arthur Sunday debuted in Toledo with back-to-back bloopers. In addition, he is the only player in modern baseball history (60 foot pitching distance) to hit FOUR triples in a game. He did that on May 18, 1897, in Pittsburgh, with his team winning 11 to 5.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Added: 22 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20380
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Joyce (22 Sep 1867–8 May 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20380, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .