Wally Joyner

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Early Absorbine

Wally Joyner is the starting first-baseman and #3 hitter for California on the NES version of RBI. Half of the potent Meat n' Potatoes combo (along with Reggie Jackson), Joyner is a big bat on a big team. He's one of the top players on his team, and one of the top players in the game.

Bio

  • Born June 16, 1962 in Atlanta, GA
  • Attended BYU and is a member of the Mormon Church
  • Played in the Big Leagues with California (1986-1991, 2001), Kansas City (1992-1995), San Diego (1996-1999) and Atlanta (2000)
  • AL All-Star and Rookie of the Year in 1986, also finishing eighth in MVP voting
  • Led the AL with 12 Sacrifices in 1986
  • In 1987 he was third in HR (34) and fourth in RBI (117) in AL
  • Fifth in NL with .327 BA in 1997

RBI Stats

Career Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2033 7127 973 2060 409 26 204 1106 60 833 825 .289 .362 .440 .802

Joyner in RBI

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Wally Joyner is a stud in RBI, there is no doubt. Joyner and Reggie Jackson make one of the most feared back-to-back duos in the game. The success of Meat (Joyner) and Potatoes (Jackson) is legendary, and they often end up carrying the Angels in games. Though his power rating isn't overwhelming, Joyner simply gets on base a whole lot. He's probably the toughest out on the Angels and a solid all-around player. Most people rank Joyner among the top 10-20 players in RBI.








Nicknames

  • Meat
  • Absorbine
  • Wally World

Hall of Shame Entries

  • During his rookie season in 1986, was nearly killed when he was grazed by a butcher knife thrown from the upper deck of Yankee Stadium.
  • Admitted to ESPN The Magazine in 2005 that he briefly took steroids as a member of the Padres at the urging of teammate Ken Caminiti
  • Before undergoing corrective eye surgery in 1996, his eyesight had deteriorated to 20/3000

Quotes

  • Asked when he knew it was time to quit: "I still felt great when I was on deck, felt great walking back to the dugout. It was what was in between that wasn't so great anymore."

RBI Baseball Cards

Wally Joyner 1987 Topps card
Wally Joyner 1987 Donruss card
Wally Joyner 1987 Fleer card
Wally Joyner 1987 Donruss Diamond King card
Wally Joyner 1987 Fleer Rookie All-Star card (with Jose Canseco)
Wally Joyner 1987 Fleer League Leaders card
Wally Joyner 1987 Fleer Star Stickers card
Wally Joyner 1987 Kay-Bee Toys card


Wally Joyner 1987 Kraft card
Wally Joyner 1987 Toys R Us card


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