1B Wally Joyner was a solid player for the then California Angels

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 31 May 2012 at 4:15 pm

Lefty swinging 1B Wally Joyner hit the ground running as he finished 2nd in the Rookie of the Year Voting in 1986, while also making the All-Star team and finishing 8th in the voting for the A.L. MVP Award. Joyner played in 154 games for the Angels in 1986 and he was 172 for 593 (.290 avg, .805 OPS) with 82 runs scored, 22 homers, 100 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. Joyner followed up his solid rookie season with an even better encore in 1987. Joyner played in 149 games for the Angels in 1987 and he was 161 of 564 (.285 avg, .894 OPS) with 100 runs scored, 34 homers, 117 RBIs and 8 stolen bases. Joyner also walked more times (72) than he whiffed (64) in 1987 for the Angels. He finished only 13th in the MVP Voting in 1987, despite the numbers he put up. Joyner played in 899 games in his 7 years with the Angels and he was 961 for 3,356 (.286 avg, .801 OPS) with 469 runs scored, 117 homers, 532 RBIs and 27 stolen bases. Joyner is tied for 10th in batting average (.286) in Angels’ history. Joyner is also #10 in doubles (175) and #9 in RBIs (532) in Angels’ history.

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