Wally Joyner Athlete Profile

#5 Wally Joyner

Position: First Base Height: 6-1 Weight: 185 Roster Years: 1981-1983 Hometown: Decatur, GA Last School: Redan High School



All-America

  • 1983 AABC Second Team

Personal

... majoring in business

Before BYU

Was Player of the Year in 1980 at Redan High in Decatur ... was a prep pitcher with a 5-0 record and a 1.40 ERA ... set a Georgia record with 44 RBI ... also earned Most Valuable Offensive Player award for two years ... was a member of the Atlanta Braves' .400 club.

Stats

Year    Avg.  G   AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR   RBI    TB   BB   SO  SB
1981   .333  58  192    39   64   9    1   10    48    105  19   13   2
1982   .445  57  220    63   98  26    1   10    63    156  27   15   6
1983   .462  64  249    89  115  32    1   23    95    218  45   18   7


1982 | Sophomore Year

Was the leading batter on the U.S. Baseball Federation World Games team in the summer of 1982 at .456 ... he was the most valuable player at the Riverside Tournament ... All-WAC and unanimous All-WAC Northern Division ... Second Team All-District 7 ... finished sixth nationally in doubles and his .445 batting average was 13h in the NCAA ... led the WAC in batting (.510) runs (31), hits (50) and boules (17) in conference games ... set WAC Northern Division records for most doubles in WAC games (17) and most doubles overall (26) ... started at first base again ... was All-Seguro Social in Mexico in the 1982 pre-season tourney ... also played in the summer for the North Pole Nicks in Alaska before Touring Holland, Taiwan and Korea in World Games competition.

1983 | Junior Year

Second Team All-America (AABC), First Team All-District, All Western Athletic Conference, All-WAC Northern Division, two-time WAC Player of the Week, All-Best in the West Classic, MVP Best in the West Classic, All-Western II NCAA Regional ... drafted in the third round by the California Angels ... batted .518 in 24 league games ... led the WAC in hitting ... broke eight school records and 11 WAC records.