Bill Joyce (baseball)

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.

Bill Joyce
Bill Joyce Boston 1890
Third baseman
Born: September 21, 1865
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: May 8, 1941 (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

See also


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

External links

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

Bellefontaine Cemetery is a nonprofit, non-denominational cemetery and arboretum located in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1849 as a rural cemetery, Bellefontaine is home to a number of architecturally significant monuments and mausoleums such as the Louis Sullivan-designed Wainwright Tomb, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The cemetery contains 314 acres (1.27 km2) of land and over 87,000 graves, including those of William Clark, Adolphus Busch, Thomas Hart Benton, and William S. Burroughs. Many Union and Confederate soldiers from the American Civil War are buried at Bellefontaine, as well as numerous local and state politicians.

Joyce (name)

The name Joyce is a contemporary given-name used for females and rarely used for males. As a family-name, it derived from the Old French Masculine name Josse, which derived from the Latin name Iudocus, the Latinized form of the Breton name Judoc meaning "lord". The name became rare after the 14th century, but later revived as a female given-name, which derived from the Middle English joise meaning "rejoice". [1]

The name originated with Saint Joyce (Judoc) (600–668), a Breton prince and hermit and the son of Judicael, king of Brittany.

William Joyce (disambiguation)

William Joyce (1906–1946) was a Second World War propagandist, nicknamed "Lord Haw-Haw".

William Joyce may also refer to:

William Joyce (actor) (1930–1988), American actor

William Joyce (writer) (born 1957), American author, illustrator and filmmaker

Willie Joyce, American boxer and the 1936 National AAU Bantamweight champion

Willie Joyce (Gaelic footballer) (born 1950), Irish former Gaelic footballer

Bill Joyce (1877–?), Scottish association footballer

Bill Joyce (baseball) (1865–1941), American professional baseball player

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