Wally Joyner, B.Y.U.

Description (Brief):

Button depicting a photographic image of Brigham Young University baseball player Wally Joyner.

Description (Brief)

Joyner (b. 1962) attended B.Y.U. from 1981-1983, where playing for the Cougars' baseball team, he was an All-American first baseman, setting numerous team records. He left Brigham Young after his junior year to become a professional, reaching the big leagues with the California Angels in 1986.

Description (Brief)

That year Joyner became the first rookie to start an All-Star game based on fan voting. The Georgia native would go on to have a sixteen-year Major League career, playing with the Angels until 1991, before joining the Kansas City Royals (1992-1995,) San Diego Padres (1996-1999,) and Atlanta Braves (2000,) returning to the Angels for his final season (2001.)

Description (Brief)

Joyner finished his career with a lifetime .289 batting average, 204 home runs and 1,106 runs batted in.

Date Made: ca 1986

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: California, Los AngelesUnited States: Utah, Utah

Web Subject: SportsName Of Sport: BaseballLevel Of Sport: Professional

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Credit Line: Gift of Lou Newman

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1999.0265.018Accession Number: 1999.0265Catalog Number: 1999.0265.018

Object Name: button, baseball

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 1/4 in; x 5.715 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-821d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1427868

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